Charger by William Frend De Morgan

This highly decorated charger dates from the Fulham Pottery period (1888-98) of William De Morgan’s celebrated career in ceramics.

Details

Medium:
ceramic
Dimensions:
6 × 42cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,880 ( Total: £7,200)
Acquired in:
2015
Vendor:
Kingham Art Pottery Ltd

The unusual design, featuring two birds fighting over a snake surrounded by tulips and forget-me-nots, is painted and signed by Charles Passenger, one of De Morgan’s chief decorators. Nature in Art is a museum dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature, a theme to which De Morgan was much devoted.

Provenance

Private collection; George Kingham

Venue details

Nature in Art Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, GLOUCESTER Gloucestershire GL2 9PA 01452 731422 www.nature-in-art.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £5.25)

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Open Bank Holidays

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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