Victorian Era: Blue and White Tiles

As Long as It's Blue

Of blue choose those shades that have the pure, slightly grey, tone of indigo dye (varying somewhat, of course, on different materials). The quality of this colour is singularly beautiful, and not easy to describe except by negatives : it is neither slatey, nor too hot, nor too cold, nor does it lean to that unutterably coarse green-blue, libellously called "peacock" blue ; it has different tones, brilliant sometimes, and sometimes quiet, reminding one now of the grey-blue of a distant landscape, and now of the intense blue of a midday summer sky, if anything can resemble that. ~May Morris

Morris and Rossetti Collections

There is little that is more "Victorian" than the love of blue and white ceramics. Delft, Chinoiserie, Iznik, even mass-produced Minton Willow found places in Victorian homes. William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti both displayed prized blue and white china collection in their homes.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's blue and white china collection
Dante Gabriel Rossetti's blue and white china collection

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William and Jane Morris, Kelmscott blue and white china collection
William Morris, Kelmscott blue and white china collection

Available Blue and White tiles

Please read: Not every tile from each set shown here. Some tiles are available on marble and ceramic, most only ceramic. Follow the links to the product pages to see colors and variations.

William Morris Brother Rabbit

Brother Rabbit

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William DeMorgan nine-bough square tile

Nine-Bough Square

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan Kelmscott Artichoke

Kelmscott Artichoke

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William Morris early blue Longden, early Morris Marshall Faulkner and Co. tile designed by Philip Webb

Longden

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William Morris and Philip Webb, Longden design, 1884

Longden

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William Morris and Philip Webb early blue longden tile, 6 inch tile

Longden

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William Morris sunflower

Morris Sunflower

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Morris-De Morgan sunflower

De Morgan Sunflower

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Flying Foliage

Flying Foliage

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

De Morgan blue scroll

De Morgan Scroll

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

De Morgan: Blue Weaver Birds

Blue Weaver Birds

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Vertical foliage

Vertical Foliage

Variations: No
Sizes: No
Background: Yes

William De Morgan scroll border tile

Scroll Border

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Strawberry Thief, blue and white

Strawberry Thief

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William Morris Medway pattern on tile

Tulip Vine

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William Morris willow pattern in blue

Willow Bough

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Fairy Tale mantle swans, 16 swans

Fairy Tale Swans

Variations: No
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Fairy Tale mantle swans, 36 swans

36 Swans

Variations: No
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Kelmscott swans

Kelmscott Swans

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Philip Webb Sunflower

Webb Sunflower

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan Happy Dragons

Happy Dragons

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Philip Webb birds

Red House Birds

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan Ships

De Morgan Ships

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William Morris Brother Rabbit bird detail

Morris Bird

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William Morris Columbine, blue and white

Columbine

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Kelmscott swans

Morris & Co. Swans

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William Morris Lodden pattern, blue and white

Lodden

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William Morris Lodden pattern, light blue

Lodden

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan happy dolphin

Happy Dolphin

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan ships, four square

4 Square Ship

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

May Morris flower pot in blue

May's Flower Pot

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Philip Webb Whorls and Swirls

Webb Whorls and Swirls

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Tile from William Morris design for cover of the Ring of the Niebelung, cobalt on white

Ring of the Niebelung

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Tile from William Morris design for cover of the Ring of the Niebelung, white on cobalt

Birds & Betrayal

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Detmold Aesop's fables, swan

Aesop's Fables

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Morris 1860s two-color daisies in blue and white

Evolution of Daisies

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Morris and Co. Iznik reproduction tile, Kelmscott Manor White Paneled Drawing Room

Kelmscott Iznik

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Blue and White Woodblock daisy

Woodblock Daisy

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan Blue Leaf Scroll, open

Cobalt Open Scroll

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan Blue Leaf Scroll, closed

Cobalt Closed Scroll

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William Morris blue and white poppy tile

Kelmscott House Poppy

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan Blue double Scroll with flowers

De Morgan Flower Scroll

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Morris and Co. artichoke, blue and white tile

Morris & Co. Artichoke

Variations: No
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Merton Abbey Blue Weaver Birds

William De Morgan blue weaver birds

Philip Webb Red House Birds

Philip Webb Red House Birds, border tiles

The Philip Webb Red House Birds and border tiles are shown on a white background. Both the borders and accent tiles are available with a white or cream background. Birds are available as individual tiles.

See the Red House Border Tiles.

De Morgan Dragon and Foliage

William De Morgan Victorian Dragons

William Morris - William De Morgan Victorian Dragons (available with white or cream background)

>Morris Sunflower

De Morgan Birds and Beasts

May Morris Flower Pot

Kelmscott Manor Persian Diaper Pattern

Morris Woodblock Daisy

Brother Rabbit

Blue and White Strawberry Thief

Evolution of Daisies

Aesop's Fables Nursery Tiles

Blue and White Ships

Red House Birds

Floral Blue Tiles

Victorian Blue and White Dragons

Kelmscott Chaucer Tiles

William Morris Swans

William De Morgan Blues

Victorian era: William DeMorgan cobalt blue and white tiles, produced for and sold by Morris and Co. William De Morgan three-tile panel of ship with archers and magic bird

William De Morgan Fantastic Creatures

See all 15 ships and the ship triptych.

More birds and beasts.

Victorian Nursery Tiles

Edward Detmold Aesop's Fables tile

Victorian animals and birds by Edward Detmold, from Aesop's Fables. Victorian Nursery Tiles.

Kelmscott Chaucer tiles

Edward-Burne Jones illustrations for the Kelmscott
Chaucer tiles in cobalt and white.

Kelmscott Chaucer tiles, William Morris Cobalt and white tile.

See the Chaucer tile set