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Winged Seahorses and Kraken Tiles

William De Morgan Fulham Period

William De Morgan winged sea horses and sea monster panel Fulham period

The sea horses and sea monster are a deep blue against an ocean of blue, turquoise, and sea green swirls. The background color palette can be changed somewhat, less so the sea creatures.

The Mythology of the Deep was a popular Victorian theme, well before some of the Pre-Raphaelites, and certainly William De Morgan, were born. The lower monster may well be a kraken. This 15-lined sonnet was written by Alfred Lord Tennyson and first published in 1830.

    The Kraken

    Below the thunders of the upper deep;
    Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
    His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
    The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
    About his shadowy sides: above him swell
    Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
    And far away into the sickly light,
    From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
    Unnumbered and enormous polypi
    Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
    There hath he lain for ages and will lie
    Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
    Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
    Then once by man and angels to be seen,
    In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

    ~Alfred Tennyson

    Title: William De Morgan Sea Horses and Kraken

    Panels: 3 or 4 tiles in a vertical panel

    Tile: Ceramic

    Size: 6 inch (15.24 cm) or 8 inch (20.32 cm) square tiles, 8 x 6 inch rectangular tiles

    Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)

    Colors: Can be modified slightly. See How to Order Tile.

    Availability: Can usually be shipped in about a week.


    Six Inch Tile Panel (3 tiles) : $370 / $690 (two facing panels, 6 tiles)

    Eight Inch Tile Panel (3 tiles): $ $425 / $825 (two facing panels, 6 tiles)

    Eight x Six Inch Tile Panel (4 tiles): $ $515 / $915 (two facing panels, 8 tiles)

    Marble (6 inch only): $460 / $880 (two facing panels)

    How to Order a Sample Tile

    I can make you a sample tile for panels and backsplashes. Here's how to get a sample tile:

    shopping basketOrder a panel/backsplash sample. When you've finished your checkout, you'll be redirected to a page where you can tell me the backplash or panel you are interested in and ask any questions you might have.

    The shipping calculator should work for the US and Canada. If it's off, we can settle up when I ship your order. For other countries, contact me so I can send you an invoice for your sample.

    Keepsake Gift Box

    Alternatively, you can order a full-size individual tile on a hardwood gift box. Most have locks and keys.

    Fullham Sea Horses Keepsake Box

Winged sea creatures, William De Morgan Fulham Period

Winged Sea Creatures
William De Morgan, Fulham Period

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Care and Installation

These tiles are suitable for interior use and can be installed on walls, backsplashes, showers, fireplace surrounds. They won't stand up to outdoor freezes and thaws, but may be installed in a protected outdoor area that does not get direct sunlight.

No special treatment is necessary; the colors are permanently fired into the tile. You can clean ceramic tiles with any household non-abrasive cleaner, such as vinegar and water, and a soft cloth or sponge.

Detailed installation instructions accompany your shipped tiles.