The arts of the Islamic world became increasingly influential from the 1840s. The complex religious and historical factors influencing the appearance of objects from Iran, Turkey, north Africa and southern Spain were seldom understood, but such works were deeply admired for their technical and aesthetic brilliance. Colours, patterns and motifs from a variety of sources were used to create a composite 'Islamic' style.
Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed
Minton & Co.
Bone china, painted in underglaze and overglaze colours
Museum no. 8098-1863
William Frend De Morgan
Buff-coloured earthenware, with painting over a white slip
Museum no. 361-1905
White earthenware, lustre painted
Museum no. C.164-1977