About this artwork
The artists associated with the British Arts and Crafts movement responded to machine production in various ways. While some designers embraced the machine as an efficient way to produce good design for the masses, William Frend De Morgan, held fast to the idea of handwork and cooperative, guild-based production. Like much of De Morgan’s work, this plate incorporates a pastiche of Near Eastern motifs and luster decoration, a technique used in ninth-century Egypt, Persia (now Iran), and Syria.
- William De Morgan & Company (Manufacturer)
- Made 1875–1885
- Tin-glazed earthenware with polychrome decoration
- Diam. 31.4 cm (12 3/8 in.)
- Decorative Arts Purchase Fund