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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 Lewis Carroll fireplace: Hunting Kingfisher Lewis Carroll fireplace Jabberwocky William De Morgan Double Scroll from Barn owls panel Lewis Carroll fireplace Marmot William De Morgan Scroll, tight William De Morgan Red Lustre Hoopee and Snark William De Morgan Red Lustre Eagle and Snark Lewis Carroll fireplace Dodo with grasses William De Morgan red lustre tile, Art Nouveau Kingfisher William De Morgan red lustre double sunflower William De Morgan red lustre dodo with berries  Lewis Carroll fireplace Eagle and Snark William De Morgan red lustre ornate bird or peacock  Lewis Carroll fireplace Deer  Lewis Carroll fireplace Fantastic Ducks William De Morgan red lustre artichoke William De Morgan red lustre secretary bird and salamander William De Morgan Double Scroll from Barn owls panel William De Morgan Red Lustre vase and flowers tile William De Morgan Red Lustre crow and foliage tile William De Morgan Red Lustre Sunflower William De Morgan Red Lustre Hawk and Rabbit William De Morgan foliage scroll, open

From top left: School of fish, Hunting Kingfisher*, Jabberwocky*, Owl and rat, Marmot*, tight scroll, Hoopee and Snark, Eagle and Snark, DoDo with grasses*, Art Nouveau Kingfisher*, Double Sunflower, Dodo with Berries, Fireplace Eagle and Snark*, Peacock, Deer*, fantastic ducks*, artichoke, Secretary bird and salamander, Double scroll, Vase and flowers, Crow and Foliage, Sunflower, Hawk and rabbit, open 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

More coming Saturday

De Morgan Red Lustre tiles, 6 inch and 4 inch