Posted 6 years ago
Scenes of sailing ships are common on all forms of Arts & Crafts pieces, from jewelry to decorative items.
I read somewhere (can't remember where) that these images of "craft" are an insiders' reference to the craft involved in making Arts & Crafts movement pieces.
The first item is a William de Morgan galleon tile, 6in x 6in, stamped with the Sands End Pottery Fulham mark around a Tudor rose (1888 - 1898).
Second is a Foley Intarsio vase, 7.25in high, design number 3198, pre-1900, I've never seen this pattern anywhere else.
Finally a Pilkington tube lined tile panel with three galleon tiles and rectangular tile borders, in their original mahogany frame. Each galleon tile is 6in square, and the framed panel is 24in x 12in. I've never taken these out of the frame to check their back stamps, but have seen the same tiles a few times on-line, apparently this series was designed by C F A Voysey. They date to the 1900 - 1905 period.
These are the only pieces I own of de Morgan, Foley Intarsio, and Pilkington. Sure wish I had a lot more of each, but I feel honored to own these ones, they make a nice little group and can keep each other company until I find more.