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William De Morgan Pelican Animal 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.
Price listed is per one tile and includes VAT.
William De Morgan’s animal tiles are often used in combination with the his ‘flying leaves’ and are one of the more popular designs in the range.
Each tile measures at 6″ x 6″ (152mm x 152mm) x 8mm thick. Ideal for general wall use, or as fireplace tiles.
William De Morgan
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He began his career as a stained glass designer, and only later became a potter, supplying William Morris from his home in Chelsea, London. He then moved to a pottery works to Merton in 1881/2 and then to Fulham in 1886. He married Evelyn Pickering, the Pre-Raphaelite painter, in 1887.
During the Fulham period De Morgan experimented with glazes and rediscovered methods of making the intense greens and blues used in Majolica wares. He used these techniques in his own designs and became famous for his complex lusters and deep, intense underglaze painting. In 1907 William De Morgan left the pottery works and continued his life as a successful novelist.