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  • Object:

    Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (decorated)
    Netherlands (tile blank, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915 (designer)
    Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-painted in blue on a tin-glazed earthenware Dutch earthenware blank. The use of a ready made blank means that the tin-glaze has been fired before the enamel was applied. The enamel is, however, covered with a further thin layer of clear glaze.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jennifer Opie

  • Museum number:

    C.25-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 35, shelf 8

Physical description

The tile is divided into sixteen squares, these alternately filled with blue enamelled foliate scrolls or flowers.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (decorated)
Netherlands (tile blank, made)

Date

ca. 1870 (designed)

Artist/maker

Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915 (designer)
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-painted in blue on a tin-glazed earthenware Dutch earthenware blank. The use of a ready made blank means that the tin-glaze has been fired before the enamel was applied. The enamel is, however, covered with a further thin layer of clear glaze.

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 cm, Width: 14 cm

Object history note

This tile is believed to have come from 1 Palace Green, the London House of George Howard, the Early of Carlisle. It would have been removed from the building along with Circ.530-1962, and Circ. 531-1962.

Exhibited in William Morris, V&A, May-Sept 1996

Descriptive line

Tile of earthenware, "Scroll" pattern, tin-glazed, designed by William Morris or Philip Webb, England, ca. 1870.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parry, Linda ed. William Morris, London : Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384p., ill., ISBN 0856674419

Materials

Earthenware; Enamel; Ceramic glaze

Techniques

Hand painted; Glazed; Tin glazed

Subjects depicted

Scroll-work; Flower

Categories

Ceramics; Tiles

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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