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William De Morgan Red Lustre Fireplace Tiles

You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic. ~Lewis Carroll

William De Morgan tile fireplace at Christ Church, Oxford

William De Morgan tile fireplace at Christ Church, Oxford. Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) was a good friend of the Rossetti family. Rossetti was a principal at Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co., where De Morgan began his tile career.

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De Morgan Red Lustre Tiles

William De Morgan red lustre tiles

William De Morgan made red lustre tiles in, or possibly before, his Chelsea period (1872-1881), making a series of fantastic ships, birds, beasts, and flowers that quickly became very popular. While most of the blanks for his chargers and vases were bought from Wedgwood, Minton, and other manufacturers, he later came to develop his own tiles, which were more moisture resistent and more accommodating to his glazes and transfer methods.

Lewis Carroll's Fireplace at Oxford

Shown is Lewis Carroll's fireplace with a De Morgan ship triptych and red lustre birds and animals.

Lewis Carroll's fireplace showing a mix of William De Morgan Ship Tryptich and Fanastic Animal Tiles

Victorian Red Lustre Fireplace

Victorian fireplace featuring De Morgan red lustre fantastic birds and beasts

Available Red Lustre Birds and Beasts Tiles

William De Morgan, School of Fish

School of fish

Lewis Carroll fireplace: Hunting Kingfisher

Hunting
Kingfisher*

Lewis Carroll fireplace Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky*

William De Morgan Double Scroll from Barn owls panel

Owl and rat

Lewis Carroll fireplace Marmot

Marmot*

William De Morgan Scroll, tight

Tight Scroll

William De Morgan Red Lustre Hoopee and Snark

Hoopee and
Snark

William De Morgan Red Lustre Eagle and Snark

Eagle and Snark

Lewis Carroll fireplace Dodo with grasses

DoDo with
grasses*

William De Morgan red lustre tile, Art Nouveau Kingfisher

Art Nouveau
Kingfisher*

William De Morgan red lustre double sunflower

Double
Sunflower

William De Morgan red lustre dodo with berries

Dodo with
Berries

 Lewis Carroll fireplace Eagle and Snark

Fireplace Eagle
and Snark*

William De Morgan red lustre ornate bird or peacock

Peacock

 Lewis Carroll fireplace Deer

Deer*

 Lewis Carroll fireplace Fantastic Ducks

Fantastic
Ducks*

William De Morgan red lustre artichoke

Artichoke

William De Morgan red lustre secretary bird and salamander

Secretary Bird
and Salamander

William De Morgan Double Scroll from Barn owls panel

Double Scroll

William De Morgan Red Lustre vase and flowers tile

Vase of flowers

William De Morgan Red Lustre crow and foliage tile

Crow and
Foliage

William De Morgan Red Lustre Sunflower

Sunflower

William De Morgan Red Lustre Hawk and Rabbit

Hawk and Hare

William De Morgan foliage scroll, open

Open Leaf
Scroll

*This fantastic creature is part of the Lewis Carroll fireplace.

Field Tiles

William De Morgan red lustre field tiles William De Morgan red lustre foliage

Pricing for De Morgan Red Lustre Tiles

Tile: Ceramic

Size: 4.25 inch tiles, and 6 inch

Tiles with Background Foliage and Scrolls

4.25 inch square tiles: $45 each

6 inch-square tiles: $58 each

Tiles without Background Decoration

4.25 inch square tiles: $42 each

6 inch-square tiles: $53 each

Red Lustre Ship Collage

Red Lustre Photos

Finding a Crow Feather, is a reminder that a soul of the dearly departed is near... to help you.

De Morgan Red Lustre tiles, 6 inch and 4 inch De Morgan Jabberwocky and Owl, red lustre tiles De Morgan Deer and Dodo, red lustre tiles De Morgan Crow and Sunflower, red lustre tiles