William Morris Seaweed Fine China Jug
Fine china jug in the Seaweed design by John Henry Dearle as part of Lesser & Pavey's William Morris Collection.
Jug measures: 14 cm high x 9 cm diameter at the base, 7.5 cm diameter at the top
Weighs: 376 g. 1 pint (16 fluid oz) capacity
Dishwasher safe & microwave safe
Comes boxed as shown in photograph. We also sell a set of 2 mugs and a tea pot for one set in the Seaweed design.
The Seaweed pattern was designed as a wallpaper by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. in the late C19th. Dearle began his long employment with Morris & Co working as a teenager in the firm's Oxford Street shop. William Morris took him under his wing and trained him to work firstly in the stain glass and then as his tapestry assistant. By the early 1880s, Dearle was responsible for training tapestry assistants for the firm. His natural aptitude for design then led him to becoming, alongside May Morris, the key designer for embroidery patterns at Morris & Co. After the death of William Morris, Dearle became Art Director of Morris & Co.