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I have said as much as that the aim of art was to destroy the curse of labour by making work the pleasurable satisfaction of our impulse towards energy, and giving to that energy hope of producing something worth its exercise. ~William Morris
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Longden is attributed to Philip Webb. During the 1870s, Morris and Co. created three different versions of Longdon in-house, and another three were produced in the Netherlands, probably by Ravesteijn.
Shown is a stove from an 1884 catalog with Morris Longden tiles.
The original Four Square Longden pattern is available as 4.25 and 6 inch ceramic tiles.
The 16 square Chessboard Longden, and the Four-Corner Longden are available as both 6 inch and 8 inch tiles.Title: Morris / Webb Longden
Original Tile: 4.25 inches and 6 inches
4.25 inch square tiles: $44 each
6 inch square tiles: $53 each
6 inch square tiles: $58 each
8 inch square tiles: $74 each