William De Morgan (1839-1917),
a ruby lustre charger, c.1875-80, centred with a merman with a fish on the end of his triton, within a sunburst border, a band of dancing putti on a leaf ground with a banded and circle border, the reverse centred with four fish and a wide band of stylised scrolling foliage, faint 'Davis' stamp to the centre,
Literature: See Martin Greenwood, 'The Designs of William De Morgan', Richard Dennis, 2007, pl.8, for a similar band of putti.
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Sold for £15,500
Some scratches to the central panel and sunburst border and putti band.
Dark line to one area on the putti border.
Some rubbing and wear to the border rim.
Base rim is worn and scratched. Some further scratches to the central panel of fish.
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Auction: Design - Two Day Sale, Tue, 25th Jan 2022
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