Tile with kingfisher with its beak thrust through a large fishOn display
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Tile with kingfisher with its beak thrust through a large fish
Artist/makerWilliam Frend De Morgan (1839 - 1917) (potter)
Date1882 - 1888
Material and technique
earthenware with red lustre
Dimensions15.2 cm (height)
15.2 cm (width)
No. of items
Presented in memory of Robert Lovell Drage, by his daughter by Mrs P. H. L. Straghan, 1974.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 40 | European Ceramics
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), pp. 507-509 no. 287