From Examples of Chinese ornament, by Owen Jones, London, 1867. Via archive.org.

A selection from the 100 plates featured in the book Examples of Chinese ornament selected from objects in the South Kensington museum and other collections by Owen Jones.

Image Plate from Owen Jones' 1853 classic, "The Grammar of Ornament". by EricGjerde, via Flickr

Image Plate from Owen Jones' 1853 classic, "The Grammar of Ornament". The Grammar of Ornament - great book with lots of patterns/colours. Also worth looking into religious patterns - lots of colour inspiration.

Moresque ornament from the Alhambra, No. 5, from The Grammar of Ornament.

Moresque ornament from the Alhambra, No. from The Grammar of Ornament - Owen Jones

Owen Jones, "La Grammaire de l'ornement", planche "Egyptian n°7".

egyptian / geometric patterns / traditional motives / Image Plate from Owen Jones' 1853 classic, "The Grammar of Ornament"

From a very elegant painted china vase. The red flowers are spread all over the vase, in as near as may be equilateral triangles, and they are all united by the continuous stem, which winds spirally round the vase.    From Examples of Chinese ornament, by Owen Jones, London, 1867.    (Source: archive.org)

From a very elegant painted china vase. The red flowers are spread all over the vase, in as near as may be equilateral triangles, and they are all united by the continuous stem, which winds spirally round the vase. From Examples of Chinese ornament,.

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