De Morgan Collection at the Ashmolean

In partnership with the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, a long-term loan of over thirty fabulous pieces of ceramics from the De Morgan Collection are now on display in a specially designed cabinet at the entrance of the newly redeveloped galleries of 19th Century Art, which, for the first time, also contain a collection of decorative arts.

De Morgan’s much loved blackbird bottle vase forms part of the display, alongside a variety of floral and animal designs in ruby red lustres, and intense turquoises and greens. The multi-lustre Cherub Vase shown below was a collaborative piece made by De Morgan and the Florencian potter Ulysees Cantagalli. This exceptionally rare piece forms the centrepiece of the display. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition two further works from the De Morgan collection can be found in  the European Ceramics Gallery (No 40) alongside works from Cantagalli and other great European potteries.

 

      

 

For a pdf list of the De Morgan Collection objects on loan to the Ashmolean click here

For visiting information please click here.