William De Morgan: De Morgan Tiles Borders & Backsplashes On William De Morgan Morris Collaborations
William De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze tiles in brown, blue, and green.
William Freund De Morgan met William Morris in 1863. He was 24. They shared a love of medieval themes and fairy tales, and the natural world. He began his crafts work by designing stained glass for Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co, where he worked until 1872. His florals show Morris's influence but his fantastic creatures and fish reflect his many collaborations with Edward Burne-Jones.
De Morgan made these fish in his "Persian" color palette. The blue is a Persian blue. These fish are available in two variations: symmetrical and seamless. The symmetrical fish panels with reversed panels is shown below. The seamless verision, shown above, allows an infinite repeat without reversing.
Title: Persian Fish Frieze
Size: 6 inch square tiles (15.4 cm)
Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)
Weight: 11.5 ounces (326 grams) each tile
First set, either style: $345.
Additional repeat sets - 3 tiles: $315.
These tiles are also available in 4.25 inch square ceramic:
First set, either style: $305.
Additional sets: $286.
How to Order the Persian Fish Frieze
Not one of them is like another. Don't ask us why, go ask your mother.
~Dr. Seuss, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Bottom Row: Persian Fish Frieze Top Row: Persian Companion Fish
These tiles are designed to work with the Persian Fish Freeze. Available background colors are water, black, white, cream.
Small brown fish
Bottom left fish
Green center fish
Four green fish
Bottom right fish
Blue Lily with Fishes
Blue Water Lily
Double crossed fish
Gold and brown fish
Three gold fish
Magenta Water Lily
Brown fish pair
Brown and gold water lily
Centered Lily with Fish
4.25 inch tiles: $63 each tile
6 inch tiles: $78 each tile
4.25 inch tiles: $55
6 inch tiles: $68