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William De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze tiles in brown, blue, and green.
William Freund De Morgan met William Morris in 1863, when he was 24. They shared a love of medieval themes and fairy tales, and the natural world. He began his crafts work by designing stained glass for Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co, where he worked until 1872. His florals show Morris's influence but his fantastic creatures and fish reflect his many collaborations with Edward Burne-Jones.
De Morgan made these fish in his "Persian" color palette. The blue is a Persian blue. These fish are available in two variations: symmetrical and seamless. The symmetrical fish panels with reversed panels is shown below. The seamless verision, shown above, allows an infinite repeat without reversing.
Title: Persian Fish Frieze
Size: 6 inch square tiles (15.4 cm)
Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)
Weight: 11.5 ounces (326 grams) each tile
First set, either style: $355.
Additional sets: $320.
Additional repeat sets - 3 tiles: $325.
These tiles are also available in 4.25 inch square ceramic:
First set, either style: $315.
Additional sets: $290.
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish. ~John Ruskin
In addition to the Persian Fish Frieze, I have several other De Morgan fish series tile sets:
Persian Fish Frieze (this page): Three 6 inch or 4.25 inch tiles. There is a seamless version that allows infinite repeat. These fish are in De Morgan's "Persian" color palette. The colors are strong blue, brown, and green.
Persian Fish Bowl Border / Fireplace Tiles. A repeating two tile panel of fish bowls in De Morgan's Persian palette.
Persian Fish Companion Tiles Stand-alone fish that complement the Persian Fish Frieze tiles
Angry fish border tiles: A set of three or six 6 x 3 inch repeating tiles.
Jewel fish border tiles: A set of four or eight 6 x 3 inch repeating tiles.
School of Fish: The School of Fish border can be installed separately from the De Morgan Cross-tailed Peacocks and Carnations. This border is available on 4.25 and 6 inch tiles.
Peacock and Carnation small border (Art Nouveau)
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