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William De Morgan's later tiles show the beginning of the Art Nouveau movement. His Fantastic Bird is done in classic De Morgan 'Persian colors' - rich blues, turquoise, greens, reds, and purples. These reproduction tiles are available both as fireplace tiles and as a backsplash for kitchen or shower.
William De Morgan met William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones when he was 24. He became a close friend of both men, initially implementing Morris's designs for Morris & Co. in stained glass and tile. He went on to become one of the chief designers of stained glass and tile and took over the tile production for the company. His workshop supplied tile to Morris & Co. well after Morris's death in 1896.
Longish article on William De Morgan Ceramics
The Fantastic Bird color palette is what De Morgan called his Persian colors, dark blue, turquoise, manganese purple, greens, Indian red, and lemon yellow.
I have three versions of Fantastic Bird available:
Three tile panels on 6 and 8 inch ceramic tiles.
Four tile panel on 6 by 8 inch ceramic tiles.
The three-tile ceramic panels are available in both 6 and 8 inch tiles (6 x 18 inches, or 8 x 24 inches).
Tumbled marble tiles are also available in 4-inch and 6-inch only.
The four tile panels are available on 8 x 6 inch tiles (8 x 24 inches). This is a good option if you need to increase the grout spacing slightly to fill out a space.
Title: William De Morgan : Fantastic Bird
Panels: 3 or 4 tiles in a vertical panel
Size: 6 inch (15.24 cm) or 8 inch (20.32 cm) square tiles, 8 x 6 inch rectangular tiles
Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)
Colors: Can be modified slightly. See How to Order Tile.
Eight Inch Tile Panel (3 tiles): $ $465 / $885 (two facing birds)
Eight x Six Inch Tile Panel (4 tiles): $ $488 / $965 (two facing birds)
The limited edition Fantastic Bird panel consists of twelve 4.25-inch ceramic tiles, with each bird being 8.5 x 25.5 inches) This is an excellent size where you need to fill an oddly wider fireplace surround as the grout lines give you more play than a single tile.
Fantastic Bird Limited Edition 12-tile panel for Children's Healing Art Project
Title: William De Morgan Limited Edition Fantastic Bird
Panels: One or two facing birds.
Size: 8.5 x 25.5 inches
Price: One panel: $735 (12 tiles), Two facing limited edition panels $1400 (24 tiles)
Fantastic Bird tiles can ship pretty quickly. Limited edition takes a bit longer but in all cases you'll usually have your tiles within three weeks. See How to Order tile to tell me the size and format you want, and a little bit about your project. Don't worry if your space doesn't accommodate the exact tile sizes; we can often figure out something else without much trouble.