|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Spanish moiré on Serpentine pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: Spanish moiré on Wide comb waved|
Miura: Spanish moiré on Serpentine
Wolfe does not address the first part of this pattern as a whole, only in pieces (Wide comb and waved), Miura does and calls it a Serpentine marble.
This Serpentine, according to Miura, was first created in the middle of the 19th century.
This pattern is created by first completing a Wide comb (Arch) pattern where the last pass through the bath is done in wavy lines (Muira's Serpentine). Then, a paper which has been folded in half diagonally and vertically (or horizontally and vertically) is laid onto the bath, moving slightly from side to side to create the curvilinear, gradations typical of the Spanish moiré pattern.
The primary colors in this sample are red, green and yellow.
|Collection Notes||The flat sample from which this photo was scanned is a salvaged endsheet. There is no record of the original item from which these endsheets were taken. Information regarding creation dates has therefore been estimated (using Wolfe), typically by century.|
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Spanish moiré|
|Secondary Pattern Type||Serpentine|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||21 x 14 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plates XXXIV 143-144 (Spanish moiré), XXIII 10 (Wide comb), XXXV 154 (waved)|
Muira pgs 66 (Spanish moiré), 91 (Arch), 107-109 (Serpentine)
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0194 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||M-vintage-mp50 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from an original sample using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at between 550-600 ppi, saved in TIFF, resized, and imported to JPEG 2000. |