26 October 2016 (in progress)
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 90: WILLIAM MORRIS (ATTRIBUTED) FOR WILLIAM DE MORGAN 'SUNFLOWER' TILE, 1870S 15.8cm square(57 views)
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.