|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Tiger pattern |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: Tiger|
Miura: Sun (Miura does acknowledge that in a couple of other languages this pattern has been called a Tiger or Cat's eye marble.)
This pattern was created in approximately 1855.
According to Miura this pattern is created by dropping two or three colors onto the bath. Then a final color (usually black) is mixed with 'kreolin', lime water and potash solution is thrown onto the bath. This last colors' chemical solution causes the spots to react in such a way as to appear like eyes with dark irises at the center from which tiny rays of the same color to spread out around it.
The primary colors for this sample are green, black and red.
|Collection Notes||This example has been scanned from a book cover.|
This book has Shell pattern endsheets whose primary colors are brown, blue and yellow.
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Tiger|
Alternative pattern name(s): Sun Spot, Soleil, Oeil de Chat, Oeil de Tigre, Sonnen, Tigeraugen
|Object Type||Paper |
|Physical Description||Marbled paper : 23 x 15 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXXII 109-111|
Muira pgs 80-81
|Original Source||Bracciolini, Francesco. Lo scherno degli Dei, poema eroi-comico. Genova : G. Ferrando, 1838. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0244 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||PQ4615 B4 S34 1838 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from an original sample using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at between 550-600 dpi and saved in TIFF and resized. 2006 |