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From Examples of Chinese ornament, by Owen Jones, London, 1867. Various objects in blue-and-white china. The center composition and the borders at the top of the plate are very Persian in character and arrangement.


A higher ambition: Owen Jones (1809–74) - Victoria and Albert Museum Owen Jones, 'Designs for mosaics and tessellated pavements', 1842. Museum no. 8115:5


Ancient Egypt Ornaments (Owen Jones’s The Grammar of Ornament Originally published in 1856). Examples of Egyptian patterns with the shared colour palette of blues, greens, golds and reds