From Examples of Chinese ornament, by Owen Jones, London, 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.
Jones believed that reproducing flowers and similar objects in a naturalistic way was in bad taste. He preferred to create stylised motifs and designed a range of high quality silks using this type of pattern for leading manufacturers
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,.
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.
yama-bato: “ oldbookillustrations: “ From a painted china bottle. We recognize here a mixed style; the flowing stem and treatment of the flower is after the Persian and Indian manner, whilst the form of the leaves is exactly that used in what we have.