commenced 1872 – 1907
Great Britain 1839 – 1917
London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: ceramics, chargers, glazed earthenware earthenware with overglaze painted lustres
William de Morgan was one of the most influential and prolific ceramicists of the late 19th century. From 1863 he collaborated with the British designer William Morris in the production of ceramic tiles, painted glass and furniture. His designs, often incorporating fantastic creatures, were inspired by medieval art and middle-eastern ceramics, a field of study that stimulated his interest and expertise in the vivid and complex lustre glazes that he achieved on this large plate.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design