Merton Abbey

William De Morgan (1839-1917) was one of the most famous designers of tiles from the Arts and Crafts Movement, of which he was a founder member. His distinctive style and deep, intense glazes are instantly recognisable.

Victorian Ceramics produces a large range of tiles, based on the original designs of William De Morgan. Please select from below:

Designed prior to 1888 these De Morgan animal designs often include grotesque or comic elements. They are painted on an aged speckled engobe background coating before being hand coated with a deep crackled glaze. The painting, engobe and overglaze react together during firing to bring each creature uniquely to life.

Priced from £26.95 + VAT each, these tiles are 6″ x 6″ (152mm x 152mm) x 8mm thick. Ideal for general wall use or as fireplace tiles. Available in blue, green or sepia.

Imaginary Birds with Flowers

Boxing Hares

Antelope with Scrolls Background

Long Necked Beast

Grotesque Fish Chasing 2 Hares

Cockatoo and Flowering Foliage


Goat with Scroll Background

Ornate Bird with Foliage

Chirping Birds in Foliage

Ornate Crested Bird

Comic Bird with Fruit Branch

Stylized Fish

Fierce Lion Turning

Guinea Foul

Five Swimming Fish

Crested Bird

Weaver Birds

Lion and Snake

Partridge with Scroll Background



Stork & Frog


Birds in Flight

Complimentary Colours


£3.95 + VAT


Dark Blue
£4.15 + VAT


Engobe Craquelle
£4.15 + VAT

Create your own Combination of Tiles

Using our innovative Tile Configurator, you can create your own combination of tiles. Click on the images below to see our suggestion, then create your own by clicking and dragging your desired tile onto the panel.

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* Decoration is applied to our authentic Victorian square edge tiles.