William De Morgan: De Morgan Tiles Borders & Backsplashes Persian Fish Frieze Morris Collaborations
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
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.
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.
6 inch tile: $58
6x8 inch tile: $74