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The Parker-Hore Archive Collection of Watercolours of Paving-tiles
held in Worcester and in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

 

The study of architectural ceramics

 

Geometric and architectural designs

     
Notre Dame, Paris with the great rose window

Geometric designs were favoured by Islamic designers, the court artist in the Islamic world often contributed to carpet and textile design.

Architectural symbols were in use on tiles from as early as the thirteenth century alongside advances in technology associated with stained-glass rose windows and painted decorative sculpture.

By the later medieval period furnishing designs became more architectural and this can be mirrored in the designs in use on the medieval wall tiles from the Priory Church, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, dating between 1453 - 1458 AD, in particular W113, W227Q and W229Q.

Tile with architectural design, perhaps inspired by a rose window
     
Left: Notre Dame, Paris with the great rose window
Right: Tile with architectural design, perhaps inspired by a rose window
     
to ... Human and animal figures Back to the Study of Architectual Ceramics to ... Fleur-de-lys, etc.

 

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Copyright of this digital resource will be held jointly by
the Ashmolean Museum, Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery and by the Worcestershire Archaeological Society.
Copyright of the original drawings is held by
the Ashmolean Museum and by the Worcestershire Archaeological Society respectively.

last updated: jcm/7-jun-2004

 
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