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De Morgan Fireplace restored at Glessner House in Chicago, a place well worth visiting. Can you spot the replacement tile? Me, either. But there is one.
William Tyre, the Executive Director and Curator of Glessner House, is also a PreRaphaelite aficionado. See his Briar Rose and Willow Bath.
Matching existing tiles is problematic in other ways than color. Are my blanks the same thickness, with the same corners? Probably not. All Morris & Co. tiles, and all but the very late De Morgan tiles, were made from commerically available blanks. So are mine, and while the quality of blanks has improved, this won't be helpful if you are trying to replace a tile in an antique fireplace surround. Give these folks in the UK a try: Victorian Ceramics. I've referred several people to them and all but one were very happy with their work, and well, some projects are just pretty close to impossible. If you do, please let me know how it goes.