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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.
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.
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.
Availability: Can usually be shipped in about a week.Six Inch Tile Panel (3 tiles) : $370 / $690 (two facing birds, 6 tiles)
Eight Inch Tile Panel (3 tiles): $ $425 / $845 (two facing birds, 6 tiles)
Eight x Six Inch Tile Panel (4 tiles): $ $515 / $915 (two facing birds, 8 tiles)
Marble (4-inch, 6 inch only): $410 / $730 (two facing birds, 6 tiles)
Application: These tiles are suitable for interior use and can be installed on walls, backsplashes, showers, and fireplace surrounds.
The limited edition Fantastic Bird panels consist of two facing birds. Each panel consists of twelve 4.25-inch ceramic tiles (8.5 x 25.5 inches). This is an excellent size where you need wider fireplace panels.
Title: William De Morgan Limited Edition Fantastic Bird
Panels: 12 4.25 inch tiles, each panel
Size: 8.5 x 25.5 inches
Six Inch Tile Panel (3 tiles) : $1070 each panel
Fantastic Bird ships pretty quickly. You'll usually have your tiles within three weeks. Use the Contact form 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.