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She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot. ~Mark Twain
Exotic birds such as parrots, macaws, cockatoos were popular Victorian pets. While generally considered appropriate pets for women, especially lonely women, as an outlet for their emotions, both Rossetti and the De Morgans kept exotic birds. Several De Morgan panels feature parrots.
I have the following parrot and macaw tiles available:
Single accent tiles in three variations. Currently black background only.
A nine-tile Parrot and Macaw backsplash. Six-inch or 4.25 inch tiles.
A limited edition two-tiles panel. Golden birds on a cobalt blue background.
The Macaw and Parrot accent tiles and panel tiles are available on 6 and 8 inch ceramic tiles.
The Parrot and Macaw Tiles fireplace tils can be reversed to form a backsplash, or spread across 9 nines. The nine-tile backsplash is not available on 8 inch tiles. Available background colors are white, light cream, and black.
Six Inch Tiles: $1152 (18 x 18 inches)
4.25 inch Tiles: $958 (13 x 13 inches)
There are three Parrot and Macaw single accents tiles, featuring the perched macaw, the parrot, and the macaw spreading his wings wings. The single parrot and macaw accent tiles are available in six- or eight- inch tiles.
Single Parrot Macaw accents tile are available as accent tiles or as a center tile over a fireplace. The direction of the bird can be reversed. They are currently available with a black background only.
Six Inch Tiles: $128 each
Eight Inch Tiles: $168 each
Fireplace tiles can be used as in a fireplace surround or as a backsplash. They are seamless on the vertical, so you can increase or decrease height by adding and subtracting tiles. They are seamless when reversed so you can accommodate any height of fireplace panel.
Application: These tiles are a good choice for fireplace tile panels, or as a backsplash.
Title: William De Morgan : Parrots and Macaws
Panels: Two tiles in a vertical panel
Size: 6 inch (15.24 cm) or 8 inch (20.32 cm) square tiles
Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)
Background Colors: White, Cream, Black.
Six Inch Tile: $111 each
Eight Inch Tile: $148 each
Black background: Add $8 per tile.
Fireplace renovations can have more space constraints than tile renovations and the configurations are endless. The parrots and macaws are very forgiving in this regard. They are seamless on the vertical so you can increase height by adding tiles. For eight inch tiles, by putting the tiles on 8 x 6 inch tiles, the increment can be increased or decreased in 6-inch increments at the top or bottom of the panel.
Is you fireplace surrounds space not exactly 6 or 8 inches? I've even seen fireplaces where the space between the firebox and the mantel was different on each side. We can solve this! By leaving a slightly larger outside border allows widths to be adjusted at install time. This can be solved as was done in the Turqoise Peacock Fireplace Tiles Let me know if your project needs this kind of accommodation.
The Limited Edition Golden Parrots and Macaws tiles tiles are available in a two-tile panel, on a cobalt blue background. They are available on six- or eight- inch tiles.
Six Inch Tile: $144 each
Eight Inch Tile: $177 each
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