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Tile: EC.144-1933

Object information


William De Morgan & Co. (Pottery)
De Morgan, William Frend (Designer)


Buff earthenware, moulded in relief with a fantastic dragon, coated with white slip and painted in greens, blues and red. Background painted with scrolling foliage.

Measurements and weight

Square: 15.25 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Merton Abbey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-06-15) by Le Strange, Guy


Late 19th Century
Circa 1882 CE - 1888 CE


The design for this tile, in the Victoria and Albert Museum (E.613-1917) is marked 'Chelsea' on the back. This tile probably dates from the Merton Abbey Period

School or Style

Arts and Crafts (movement)

Components of the work


Materials used in production

buff-coloured Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Moulded in relief, covered with white slip and painted in greens, blues and red

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.144-1933
Primary reference Number: 15311
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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