Are these Tiles by William Morris ? From my post bag.By
From Yesterdays postbag;
I have tiles around a very old fireplace. A friend tells me they look like William Morris Design, how do I find this out?
I have taken a look at your tiles, I can see from the small half tile in the picture why your friend might think they are a William Morris design but it is my opinion that they are not.
Here are my reasons: The main tiles have a strong art nouveau design which was after the time that William Morris was designing tiles. William Morris tiles are hand painted / Printed onto flat tiles where as your tiles have the design moulded into the surface.
I have been known to be wrong however I have searched through my William Morris design books and my tile books and can find no proof of a Morris attribution.
I will add them to my blog in the next few minutes – it is just possible that someone with specific knowledge of these tiles may leave a comment.
Any one else have an opinion on this? You can see more Art nouveau tiles on Antiquesavenue.co.uk