Designer William De Morgan British
Manufacturer Sands End Pottery British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 516

Known for his "Persian style" blue and turquoise ceramics inspired by Iznik pottery, De Morgan produced glazes with richer, softer colors than his contemporaries. Particularly fond of dragons, he used them, dancing between stylized flowers, to anchor this design. Chief assistant Charles Passenger painted the ornament at Fulham in London, where De Morgan moved his works in 1889 to avoid the long daily commute to Merton Abbey.

Plate, William De Morgan (British, London 1839–1917 London), Ceramic, British (London)

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