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William De Morgan Small Fruit Bough Tile
As far as we know the William Morris `Bough` design was never produced by William De Morgan, but he designed his own version called `Small B`. This design of a diagonal branch with leaves and fruit had been used by Morris in 1864 in his wallpaper design `Fruit`. This design is decorated underglaze onto an engobe before being brought to life by a deep glaze. There are two tiles (a) and (b) which allow the tiles to connect horizontally and vertically if required.
Price listed is per one tile and includes VAT.
William De Morgan Berries & Leaves Tiles
These tiles feature berries and leaves, ideal for use either as a single or repeating design or for use in combination with other William De Morgan tiles.
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.