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William De Morgan Art Nouveau Lotus and Water Lilies

William De Morgan Lotus and Water Lily Tiles

The water-lily, in the midst of waters, opens its leaves and expands its petals, at the first pattering of the shower, and rejoices in the rain-drops with a quicker sympathy than the packed shrubs in the sandy desert. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Arts & Crafts Meets Early Art Nouveau

Water Lily and Lotus is based on a De Morgan design for a base. This tile has the Persian colors he loved, but his style has grown more stylized, even fanciful, and is more consistent with his early Art Nouveau style than his Arts & Crafts designs, such as the Persian Fish Frieze tiles.

About the Water Lily and Lotus Tiles

William De Morgan Lotus and Water Lily Tile on black background


Fireplace and Border Tiles

I've made Water Lilies and Lotus in two sizes. The standard 6-inch tile works well as an accent or border tile, and places where you have limited height. The 6 x 8 inch tiles are well-suited to fireplace side panels. The dimensions of the floral design are the same for both tiles, so it is possible to use both in fireplace surround.

You might also be interested in the William De Morgan Arts and Crafts Water Lilies

Background Colors: Available background colors (shown in the image at the top of this page) are: emerald, winter [is coming] white, Arts & Crafts Blue, dark brick, black, light cream, and Colonial Red.

Water Lily and Lotus Pricing

Borders and Accent Tiles

Individual Tiles:

6 inch tile: $58

Fireplace Panels

6x8 inch tile: $74


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