Tile: foliate motif

 
Tile: foliate motif
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  • Title :     Tile: foliate motif
  • Artist:     William De Morgan Designer
  • Accession:     TD1992.104.2
  • Country:     Great Britain London
  • Date:     circa 1882 1888
  • Dimensions:     Inches 6-1/8 6-1/8 1/2, Centimeters 15.6 15.6 1.3
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Interior Design
  • Collection Theme:     Arts and Crafts
  • Subject:     Interior Decoration , Orientalism , Domestic , Ceramics/Ceramic Design , Floral
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1992.104.2.JPG
  • Tags:     Arts and Crafts~British Arts and Crafts~Decorative Arts and Furniture~Interior Design
Description:
Square ceramic gloss glazed tile in turquoise, green, blue, ultramarine, purple, and brown of an Islamic inspired foliate motif; design pattern features a side view of a budding flower that is flanked by smaller buds surrounded by green leaves; each tile joins together with other tiles decorated in a similar, but not identical, floral design to form a larger group pattern; each design is set against a greenish-gray background.