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Charger

Designer:
William De Morgan (British, London 1839–1917 London)
Artist:
Merton Abbey Pottery Works
Date:
1882–88
Medium:
Lustred earthenware
Dimensions:
Diameter: 20 1/4 x D. 2 5/8 in. (51.4 x 6.7 cm) Weight: 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1929
Accession Number:
29.32
Not on view
In 1869 de Morgan, a painter and stained-glass artist who designed tiles and glass for the William Morris firm, began decorating pottery; by 1873 he was running a highly successful pottery manufacture. He revived the medieval luster technique to decorate ceramics with an iridescent metallic surface, and from about 1875 favored "Persian" colors-pigments made from such metallic oxides as silver, which produces a brassy yellow, and copper, for a rich ruby red. These lusterwares were shown at the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris.
the artist (in 1888); William Morris, London; Edward H. Van Ingen, New York (until d. 1920); Private collection (until 1929; anonymous gift to MMA)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe & America, 1880–1920: Design for the Modern World," December 19, 2004–April 3, 2005, unnumbered cat. (fig. 2.1).

Milwaukee Art Museum. "The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe & America, 1880–1920: Design for the Modern World," May 19–September 5, 2005, unnumbered cat.

Cleveland Museum of Art. "The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe & America, 1880–1920: Design for the Modern World," October 16, 2005–January 8, 2006, unnumbered cat.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Modern Design: Selections from the Collection," May 30–October 5, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900 to the Present," June 23, 2009–May 1, 2011.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. "Earth, Sea, and Sky. Nature in Western Art: Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 6, 2012–January 4, 2013, no. 122.

Beijing. National Museum of China. "Earth, Sea, and Sky. Nature in Western Art: Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 1–May 9, 2013, no. 122.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design," May 20–October 26, 2014.

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