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Bottle Vase

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1981M27
Collection:Applied Art - Pottery
Date:1889 - 1898

Maker Information

Designer:William De Morgan - View biography for William De Morgan
Painter:Babb - View biography for Babb


De Morgan had no formal training as a potter; his career in this field developed from a brief period as a painter of stained glass which he abandoned in 1872 under the influence of an inheritance and his friend William Morris.De Morgan set up a small workshop at his house in Chelsea where he was able to exercise his considerable ability as a designer of decoration for pottery with experiments into the chemistry of ceramic decoration and the construction of kilns and other equipment. He continued to pursue these interests when the factory moved to Merton Abbey, near London (1882-1888) and Fulham (1888-1898).

Purchased, 1981.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
School/Style:William de Morgan
Medium:Earthenware with polychrome enamels on a white slip.
Place of Origin:London, England