Artist: De Morgan, William
Object Number: C_WDM_T0340
Date: 1898 - 1907
Category: Ceramic, Tin-Glazed Earthenware, Tiles, and Ceramics Highlights
Material: Tin-Glazed Earthenware
Dimensions: Height 152mm, Width 152mm, Depth 10 mm
Inscriptions: Pottery Mark: Late Fulham Period Impressed mark (n) "DM98" to reverse, centre1898 DM98

This earthenware tile is decorated with two white roses in opposite corners which are entwined in green leaves. This bright white contrasts with the blue trellis and turquoise ground, creating an attractive design.

Prior to opening his own pottery in 1872, De Morgan collaborated with William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, creating ceramics and stained glass for the founders of the most iconic interior design firm of the Victorian period. Many of De Morgan’s ceramic designs, such as this Rose and Trellis Tile were inspired by Morris’s design idiom and were intended to complement Morris interiors.

The impress stamp on the reverse of the tile informs us that this tile was made in 1898 when De Morgan was in partnership with three of his former employees.

DM98 impressed mark (n) reverse