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

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 MorganÂ’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.


Private collection; George Kingham

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