Set of 2 V & A William De Morgan Fruit Fine China Mugs
Set of 2 fine bone china mugs featuring a fruit illustration adapted from a tile design by ceramicist William De Morgan (1839-1917) for Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
Mugs measures: 8 cm high x 9 cm diameter
230 ml capacity
Dishwasher safe and microwave safe
Comes in a matching gift box
William De Morgan experimented first with stained glass and then in the 1860s with ceramic production. His workshops moved from Chelsea to William Morris's Merton Abbey Works in Wandsworth, London, to nearby Fulham. He spent many years acquiring the expertise to fire lustre glazes in the manner of 14th- and 15th-century ceramics from the Islamic world and Moorish Spain: blue, green and purple were favoured colours, under the same influence. This fruit illustration was found in the archives of the world's leading museum of art and design: the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.