|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Zebra pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe and Miura: Zebra|
This pattern was popular at the end of the 19th century.
This pattern is related closely to and could be mistaken for an Antique Straight pattern. Both begin the same way however, in the Zebra pattern the final sprinkled colors are usually quite large drops, whereas in the Antique Straight the final drops are more uniform and tend to be finer dots as one would see in any pattern that has been 'Anitiqued.'
This pattern is created by starting with a Turkish base. A comb with one set of teeth is then drawn through the bath twice vertically, once in either direction with the second pass halving the first. The last step is to sprinkle or splash on one or more colors.
The primary colors for this example are red, black, green, yellow and brown.
|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||Zebra|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||23 x 14 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXXVI 160|
Muira pg 83
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0259 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||M-vintage-mp53 |
|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. |