William De Morgan Tiles - Gallery and Catalog

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William De Morgan Tiles

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Red Lustre

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.

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Ships and Galleons

De Morgan ships and galleons: Early tiles.  From top left: Row ship with floral sails and dolphins, galleon with horn (to let sea monsters know lunch is ready) and rising sun, ship with furled sails and tower, later galleon, 	bird ship with multi-pattern sails, Merton Abbey ship with waves, small sailing ship with cloud blowing wind from behind, galleon with dark waters, bird ship with moon and striped sails and and dolphins, viking longship, Chinese Junk, Man o'War, Phoeniian ship with dragon sail, Armada flag ship

De Morgan made 18 known ships, of which I have made 15 reproductions. Most of the ships are single tiles. The De Morgan triptych design was never known to be produced in blue, only in red lustre.

Some galleons were executed in green and red lustre but most in cobalt blue. Mine are mostly cobalt blue.

De Morgan Ships and Galleons

Ship Installations

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Fantastic Birds and Beasts

I have several of De Morgan's fantastic birds and animal tiles. They mix well with both the ships and the Indigo Ducks.

Blue and White birds and beasts, William De Morgan.

Persian Garden of Fantastic Birds

Blue and White Fantastic Birds and Beasts

Lewis Carroll Red Lustre Birds and Beast Fireplace

Please Read

Not all tiles and colors of every pattern are shown here. All tiles here are available on ceramic, some are available on marble. Follow the links to the product pages to see colors and variations.

Individual Tiles

Field Tiles

Borders and Friezes

Customer Installations

Fireplace Panels

Small Backsplash Panels

Undercabinet and Shower Panels

Large Panels and Murals

Individual Tiles

*May be available as a backsplash, panel, triptych, or border. See the individual product pages.

Blue Weaver birds

Blue Weavers

Variations: 2
Sizes: Yes
Background: No

De Morgan Blue Carnations

Carnations

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Lewis Carroll fireplace Jabberwocky

Lewis Carroll

Variations: Many
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan Fantastic Bird tile, with foliage

Persian Garden

Variations: 12 to 24
Sizes: Yes
Background: No

Fulham Ducks

Fulham Ducks

Variations: 3
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

De Morgan red lustre variation on Morris Artichoke, 1873

WDM Artichoke

Variations: Many
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan barn owls

Barn Owls

Variations: 3
Sizes: Yes
Background: 2

De Morgan Kingfisher

Birds and Beasts

Variations: Many
Sizes: Yes
Background: No

William Morris Artichoke, excuted by William De Morgan

WM Artichoke

Variations: 2
Sizes: Yes
Background: 2

De Morgan Happy Dragon

Happy Dragons

Variations: 3
Sizes: Yes*
Background: Yes

Macaw, William De Morgan

Macaw Accent

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes*
Background: 3

William De Morgan, Bird Ship with Moon

De Morgan Ships

Variations: 21
Sizes: Yes*
Background: No

Persian Peacocks

Two Peacocks

Variations: No
Sizes: Yes*
Background: No

Art Nouveau dog and fish

Art Nouveau

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: No

Membland accent tile

Membland

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes*
Background: Yes

Bedford Daisy

Bedford Daisy

Variations: No
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Tulip and Trellis

Tulip and Trellis

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Field Tiles

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

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Small Panels

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Backsplashes and Murals

De Morgan backsplashes

Small Backsplashes

Merton Abbey Owl and Moon

Small Membland Backsplashes

Persian Serpents

Happy Dragons

Kitchen Undercabinet and Shower Backsplashes

Facing Two-tile Parrots panel

Facing Fantastic Birds

Nine-tile Peacock panel- no fish

Large backsplashes and murals

Persian Peacocks with Fish Borders

Membland full panel

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