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.
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,.