William De Morgan Tiles - Gallery and Catalog

Tiles and Borders

All the great art which the world has produced is in fact, decorative. ~John Ruskin, Modern Manufacture and Design

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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.

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Individual Tiles

Field Tiles

Borders and Friezes

I've moved fireplace panels and backsplashes to their own page.

Fireplace Panels

Small Backsplash Panels

Undercabinet and Shower Panels

Large Panels and Murals

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Individual Tiles

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

William De Morgan Lotus and Water Lily Tile on black background

Water Lily & Lotus

Variations: 3
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan Persian Fish Fireplace Tiles

Companion Fish

Variations: Many
Sizes: Yes
Background: Ask

William De Morgan Fish Bowls

Fish Bowls

Variations: 2
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Glessner House Fireplace tile on black

Glessner House

Variations: 3
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

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

Flock of Birds

Variations: Yes
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

Blue Weaver birds

Blue Weavers

Variations: 2
Sizes: Yes
Background: No

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

Morris 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

Dogs and Fish

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: No

Membland accent tile

Membland

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes*
Background: Yes

Tulip and Trellis

Tulip and Trellis

Variations: Yes
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

Bedford Daisy

Bedford Daisy

Variations: No
Sizes: Yes
Background: Yes

William De Morgan Tile Borders

These tiles have an infinite repeat.

Small Border Tiles

Small border tiles are 6 inches wides by 3 inches high.

Angry Fish Border Tiles

Angry Fish Border Tiles

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Jewel Fish small border tiles

Jewel Fish Small Borders

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Small peacock border

Jewel Fish Small Borders. Four color variations.

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Larger Borders

Larger border tiles are 4.25 inches or 6 inches square.

William De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze

Persian Fish Frieze

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School of Fish

School of Fish

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De Morgan Blue Peony border for the Arabia

Blue Peony Border for The Arabia

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Membland Six-Tile Border

The Membland six-tile border is available on 6-inch tiles. Backsplash and single tiles are also available with black, cream, and cobalt backgrounds.

Membland six-tile border

Membland Six-Tile Border

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Membland Long Border Tile

Long border tiles are 8 by 6 inches. Different background colors are available.

Membland two-tile border

Membland Two-Tile Border

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Collections

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.

See:

Lewis Carroll Fireplace Tiles

Red Lustre Barn Owls and Scrolls

William De Morgan Red Lustre Artichoke

De Morgan Happy Dragons, tiles and backsplash

Red Lustre Scrolls and Boughs

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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

More Blue and White

Persian Garden of Fantastic Birds

Blue and White Fantastic Birds and Beasts

Blue and White Fantastic Birds and Beasts

Morris - De Morgan Blue and White Flowers and Foliage

Victorian Blue and White

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