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William De Morgan designed 18 variations of ship tiles, but the some of the elements change between executed tiles, making the possibilities nearly endless. The sails, waves, and fish change and clouds birds and celestial bodies come and go. I have 15 variations available, and one triptych.
From left: bird ship with multi-pattern sails**, bird ship with moon and dolphins**, Merton Abbey galleon with floral sails and dolphin**, British warship with finned fish**, small skiff ship with wind and cloud**
Top row: Three tile triptych
Second row: Late galleon, Man o' War, galleon with warning horn (lunch bell for sea monsters) and rising sun.
Third row: Armada flagship with two sail patterns*, Galleon with floral sails and two dolphins, Bird ship with multi-pattern sails**.
Fourth row: British warship, Ship with oars extended and furled sails**, Lead dragon ship with clouds**.
Fifth row: Viking longship with rowmaster, Phoenician dragon ship*, Chinese junk*.
Bottom row: Merton Abbey galleon**; small skiff with wind blowing at its back**; bird ship with moon, striped sails, and dolphins**.
*With the exception of tiles marked with a *, all ships are available on six-inch tiles. Tiles marked with a single * are available on 4.25 inch only.
**Also available on 8 inch tiles.
The De Morgan ships and triptychs are available on 4.25, 6, and 8 inch tiles, but not every tile / configuration is available in every size as I explain below. Please try to stay awake.
All of the ship tiles and the triptych are available on 4.25 inch tiles. The only available configuration is one ship per tile, except the triptych.
4.25 inch square tiles: $42 each
4.25 inch foliage tiles: $42 each
Triptych on 4.25 inch tiles: $155
Single ships: The triptych and most of the ships are available on six-inch tiles: Merton Abbey galleon with birds and single fish, Later galleon, Lead dragon ship with clouds and crested sail, Viking longship with rowers and spotted fish, Ship with pilot house, Man o'War, Ship with rising sun, Armada flagship, galleon with floral sails and dolphins, bird ship with multi-pattern sails, British Warship, Ship with oars extended and furled sails, ship with flower sails, small sailing ship with wind at its back, bird ship with moon and dolphins. Not available on six inch tiles: the Chinese junk, the Armada flagship, the Phoenician dragon ship.
Four square tiles: All of the ships are available on six-inch tiles with a four-square pattern with ships and De Morgan flying foliage:
6 inch ships and galleons: $58 each
Triptych on 6-inch tiles: $255
6 inch foliage field tiles: $53 each
6 inch four-square tiles: $58 each
Ships with alternting Foliages: $58 each
Single ships: Ten ships are available on eight inch tiles, but not the triptych. Available ships: Bird ship with moon, Cloud blowing wind, Bird ship with multi-patterned sails, Galleon with rising sun, Flagship with crows nest and dolphin, Merton Abbey galleon with birds and single fish, Later galleon, Lead dragon ship with clouds and crested sail, Viking longship with rowers and spotted fish, Ship with furled sails and pilot house.
Four square tiles: All of the ships are available on eight-inch tiles with a four-square pattern with ships and De Morgan flying foliage.
Nine patch tiles: All of the ships are available on eight-inch tiles with a nine-patch pattern with ships and De Morgan flying foliage.
8 inch ships and galleons: $83 each
8 inch four-square tiles: $85 each
8 inch nine-patch tiles: $88 each
I have moved the rest of the ship tile photos: William De Morgan Ship Photos
Disclaimer: I am confident of all names but the last two ships, the Man o'War and Aramada flagship. Alas, I do not know my ships half as well as I know my dragons but these have been identified by someone who thinks he does.
I have customer installation photos of ships for both bathrooms and fireplaces:
You can also use the De Morgan foliage tiles as field tiles with the De Morgan ships.
All the ships are available in cobalt and white, and cobalt with turquoise highlights. No one has ever asked for the green ships, so I have stopped making them. Consequently, only half a dozen of these are available in green. I'm working on the the Lewis Carroll fireplace in the original red lustre (but see also the red lustre owls). The archer triptych is also available in red.
Above: William De Morgan Ship Triptych
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