Earthenware tile panel fetauring painted and lustre decoration
- Object Number: STKMG:1941.P.360
- Simple Name: tile
- Full Name: tile panel
- Production Person: De Morgan, William (designer)
- Production Place: Fulham
- Production Place: England
- Production Period:
- Production Organisation: De Morgan (factory)
- Summary: Earthenware tile panel fetauring painted and lustre decoration. The panel includes 8 tiles, 4 high, 2 wide. The painted and lustred decoration is a continuous design of fish and water plants.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Terms:art pottery
- Terms:arts & crafts
- Additional Notes: The 19th century saw a resurgence in tile production and a revival in the art of decorative tiles. Decorative tiles were also seen as part of a higher movement in improving public taste and interest in art and design. This was an ideal time for William De Morgan to move into tile manufacture. As the 20th century began the fashion for tiles declined as fashions came full-circle. The end of the De Morgan firm coincides very closely with end of this popularity. William De Morgan?s designs are recognised as outstanding examples of 19th century design and his ceramics are amongst the most successful products of the Arts and Crafts movement. De Morgan trained at the Royal Academy School and was greatly influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement and Islamic and renaissance ceramics. His work with stained glass led him into ceramic design at the age of 33. De Morgan is particularly remembered for his Persian styles featuring fabulous beasts, sailing ships and exotic floral designs. He was also one of the first English pottery to successful recreate the secrets of antique lustre effects.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery