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    Posted 6 years ago

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    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.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Oh Dear .... WHAT A THREESOME !!!!
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Interesting information about "craft." :)
    3. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 6 years ago
      Awesome collection of galleons Paul. I have a bit of a soft spot for them as well. I've seen that middle tile attributed to Voysey as well. I've got a few tile/pilkingtons books. Next time I have a look I'll see if they are in any (although you probably have plenty of books as well.

      Got any bats?
    4. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 6 years ago
      Hey Jewels, no more Voysey, and no more tiles, apart from a ceramic tile faced Aesthetic Movement clock.

      However this post prompted a memory of some ones that got away, I found the pics and posted them over here:
    5. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 6 years ago
      Oh yes Paul. Those tiles are lovely. I've always loved tiles from the arts & crafts + nouveau movement. I used to buy them regularly but like so many things I don't seem to come across them much anymore.
    6. filmnet filmnet, 6 years ago
      Really great
    7. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago
      LUV'em ... I recently picked up a lovely little tile that would fit right in with these ..
      will take a photo
      Vet was there when I bought it ... : )

    8. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago
      This is the little tile 4 " square the back ground is a more of a cream colour .. just did a quick shot indoors .. too gold and dark out side
    9. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 6 years ago
      hey Marty, Cool tile, its pretty cold and dark here too!
    10. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      I love your ships!!!!!

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