Victorian Nursery Tiles

It is the childlike part of us that produces works of the imagination. When we were children time passed so slow with us that we seemed to have time for everything. ~William Morris

CFA Voysey and John Tenniel

CFA Voysey Alice in Wonderland Nursery Tiles

Nursery tiles adapted from the John Tenniel
illustrations and CFA Voysey's Alice in Wonderland
designs for tiles and wallpaper

Alice in Wonderland

I have just finished a set of Alice in Wonderland tiles based on John Tenniel's illustrations and Voysey's Alice designs for tile and textiles. They are available in 4.25 and 6 inch tiles.

Surprisingly, the first ten tiles are based on the tiles CFA Voysey did for Minton and Co. in 1890, more than a decade after Morris & Co had stopped producing tiles in-house. Voysey was 24 years younger than Morris, but was a great admirer of his work and the first wave of the Arts and Crafts movement. Although his Alice in Wonderland fabric and wallpaper is better known, he first designed the Alice tiles thirty early earlier.

CFA Voysey design tiles for Minton Company, 1890

The remaining tiles are based on the fabric designs, and accented with foliage from Alice and other designs.

CFA Voysey original design for Alice in Wonderland Fabric 1920

Title: Alice in Wonderland

Set: 18

Size: 4.25 and 6 inch.

Pricing for Voysey and Tenniel Alice in Wonderland Tiles

4.25 inch square tiles: $44 each up to 12 tiles, 12 and over $42, 25 and over $39

6 inch square tiles: $55 each up to 12 tiles, 12 and over $51, 25 and over $44

Edward Detmold Aesop's Fables tile

Edward Detmold, Aesop's Fables. From top left: Owl,
Eagle, Bull, Cock, Fox, Swan, Goose, Geese, Lion

Aesop's Fables

Edward Detmold illustrated many of Aesop's Fables and these were well-known to Victorians, children and adults alike. I've adapted these to cobalt blue and white tiles, in keeping with the Victorian love of Blue and white Delfware and Chinese blue and white porcelain. Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a collector of blue and white china.

Title: Aesop's Fables

Set: Set of Nine tiles

Size: 6 inch square tiles (15.4 cm)

Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)

Weight: 11.5 ounces (326 grams), Ceramic

Pricing for Aesop's Fables

4.25 inch square tiles: $44 each up to 12 tiles, 12 and over $42, 25 and over $39

6 inch square tiles: $55 each up to 12 tiles, 12 and over $51, 25 and over $44

Availability*: Tiles without custom work (see How to Order Tile for what that means) can ship fairly quickly in the 4.25 and 6 inch versions. For other sizes, there may be a little longer wait on larger orders as I don't stock as many of these blanks.

Quick Order Victorian Nursery Tiles

You can quick order Victorian nursery tiles in both 4.25 and 6 inch size. If you are ordering many tiles, need a different size, or a combination of different tile products, see How to Order Tile to take advantage of discounts and better shipping prices.

  • Order 6 inch nursery tiles or 4.25 inch nursery tiles. After you've checked out, choose Return to Website to be redirected to a page where you can tell me the specific tiles you want, ask any questions, and tell me about your project.

  • This only works for the US and Canada. For other countries, contact me so I can give you a shipping estimate.

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