William De Morgan Grass Cockrel Tile
This tile was designed in 1879 and is available in green, red, manganese and blue colours (as well as a East (A) and West (B) version. The animal is outlined onto an engobe and decorated using individual brush strokes, thereby resulting in a very stylised unique character. This tile also include a grass background behind the animal but is available without.
Price listed is per one tile and includes VAT.
Animal Tiles (with background)
Whereas De Morgan’s flowery images are reminiscent of William Morris’s floral designs the animal designs are distinctly his own. They are partly drawn from his detailed knowledge of medieval illustrated manuscripts and partly from his vivid imagination. These fantastic imaginary creatures are outlined onto an engobe and decorated using individual brush strokes before being bathed in an overglaze giving character and life.
Each tile measures at 6″ x 6″ (152mm x 152mm) x 8mm thick. Ideal for general wall use, or as fireplace tiles.