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Lot 90: WILLIAM MORRIS (ATTRIBUTED) FOR WILLIAM DE MORGAN 'SUNFLOWER' TILE, 1870S 15.8cm square
26 October 2016
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
WILLIAM MORRIS (ATTRIBUTED) FOR WILLIAM DE MORGAN
'SUNFLOWER' TILE, 1870S
painted with a single sunflower in ruby lustre, tin-glazed on a Dutch blank, unmarked
Literature: Myers, Richard and Hilary 'William Morris Tiles', Richard Dennis 1996, p. 104, fig. 163
Note: It is not known whether Morris or De Morgan designed this tile, but of the single sunflower variants produced by De Morgan this is the earliest and scarcer version.