William Morris - Orchard - Metal Bookmark
William Morris started designing wallpaper fabrics in 1862 though he did not start printing and selling them until 1864. Every design has a tribute to plants or flowers delicately woven around and in between themselves to create a unique and beautiful pattern. Morris’ designs were quickly admired throughout the industry and by those who appreciate art.
Acanthus leaves were a pervasive motif in William Morris's work. His associate, John Henry Dearle, took them and added a vertical element in the fruit tree trunks to create the pattern Orchard. It is reminiscent of the embroidered wall hangings designed by Dearle and Morris's younger daughter, Mary, in the late 1890s.
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with gold finish, giclee print, domed
(Packaged in Recycled PET Plastic Sleeve with Provenance Card)
Dimensions: Approx. 1" W x 3.50" L