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The web shop window: a late 19th century Villeroy & Boch tile from Germany

08 April 2019

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Another good day on the tiles for De Morgan

21 January 2019

The British Art Pottery sales at Woolley & Wallis have posted some remarkable sums for single William De Morgan tiles.

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Nottingham fair features decorative tiles

17 September 2018

Organised by specialist dealer Mark van Veen for the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society, the annual tile fair will be held on Saturday, October 6, in Nottingham at St Jude’s Church, Mapperley.

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Heimixen tiles take flight in Cotswolds

23 July 2018

This set of three tubeline tiles featuring polychrome birds in a grassland setting, is one of the many pieces on offer at The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School.

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Persian tiles catch the eyes

19 February 2018

Outsold, predictably enough, by an 18th-19th century Chinese vase, two late 19th century Persian moulded pottery tiles were the eye-catchers among a buoyant Asian works of art section at Billingshurst auction house Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).

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William De Morgan tiles fly in Wolverhampton

19 June 2017

A group of five 8in (20cm) William de Morgan (1839-1917) tiles drew lively competitive bids at Cuttlestones in Wolverhampton on June 8.

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De Morgan top of the tiles at Wolverhampton saleroom

13 June 2017

William de Morgan (1839-1917) Sands End Pottery tiles sold at Cuttlestones Auctioneers recently for £13,000, well over their £300-500 estimate.

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£155,000 tile saved from the jumble

27 October 2015

There was drama at the Stonepark auction rooms of Rendells near Ashburton when this Isnik fritware tile was hammered down at £155,000 at their latest sale.

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Bidders swoop for rare kingfisher tile

28 July 2012

A rare blue and white version of William De Morgan’s design of a kingfisher catching a fish while perched on a branch appeared at the latest Arts & Crafts sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.

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Stolen tiles may come to UK

01 November 2010

PICTURED here is one of more than 100 polychrome Delft tiles, valued at hundreds of thousands of pounds, stolen from a leading collector in the Netherlands.

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Tile hoard proves discovery of a lifetime

02 February 2008

Born and bred in the environs of Birmingham, Sheila Hughes (1937-2006) first began collecting tiles in the early 1970s.

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De Morgan and Dresser star in double show

26 January 2008

Offered in one catalogue, British Art pottery was the main thrust of two sales held by Woolley & Wallis staged at the end of last year.

International interest wakens local pride – but at a price

05 May 2004

ANOTHER giant two-day sale on March 25-26 put together by David Lay (15% buyer's premium) saw the familiar rapid selling of two and three-figure lots, the cheaper ones mainly accounting for the unsolds, peppered with lots of more quality and wider interest.

Textiles from Mexico

19 June 2003

Textiles from Mexico, by Chlöe Sayer, published by The British Museum Press. ISBN 0714125628 £12.99sb

Cracked tiles, but no spillage

28 November 2002

This tiled panel advertising Champagne Mercier was one of a rare ensemble of six panels made in the early 1920s, each 5ft 9in x 2ft (174 x 62cm), on offer under the Prunier hammer in Louviers (14.95% buyer’s premium) on November 17. The other tiled panels, accompanied by two landscape friezes, also advertised drinks (Rhum Negrita, St Raphaël, Guillot Triple Sec, Quenot Dijon cassis, Fine Legrand cognac), and were marked G.F.C. France for Gilardoni Fils & Compagnie of Choisy-le-Roi, near Paris.

Complexities of styles and design

06 June 2002

TILES: Tiles seem to be the new hot collecting area in British decorative ceramics. Following on from a sellout exhibition at Richard Dennis’s shop in Kensington last year, Bonhams held a sale of ceramic design in January that featured a large collection of De Morgan tiles which were pursued by a determined band of private collectors to prices that rivalled those of the pottery’s striking hollowwares.

Bath tile with all the qualities to justify a £6000 pricetag…

05 December 2001

Two weeks after Christie’s and Bonhams’ Knightsbridge sales, Bonhams’ (15/10% buyer’s premium) offered a small 110-lot selection of antiquities along with a dozen lots of icons in their Bond Street rooms on November 27.

Isnik tile and blue and white pottery incense burner

14 May 2001

One of the high points of Bonhams & Brooks’ May 2 sale in the London Islamic Series of sales was a 10in (25cm) square Isnik tile, pictured, dated to c.1580.

Silk-embroidered linen ceremonial panel

14 May 2001

UK: Moroccan textiles were the strong suit in Christie’s South Kensington’s May 4 sale of Islamic and Indian textiles, none more so than this impressive 2ft 3in x 8ft x6in (70cm x 2.6m) silk-embroidered linen ceremonial panel dated to the 18th century and worked with striking abstract designs.