|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Tiger pattern |
|Descriptive Notes||According to Wolfe this is an example of a Tiger pattern. Miura agrees but calls it a Sun marble, although he acknowledges that at some point it has been call Oeil de Tigre (French) as well as Tigeraugen (German) historically amongst other names.|
The pattern is created by throwing several colors onto the bath then combed. Next according to Miura the last color is mixed with 'kreolin' which is creosote based and used from wood preservation, lime water and potash and thrown onto the bath. The reaction this mixture causes amongst the ink and the chemicals causes the tiger's eye or sun burst looking shapes to appear.
The primary colors for this sample are green, black and red.
|Collection Notes||This example was scanned from a book cover.|
Interior has marbled endpapers (Shell pattern) - brown/black, blue, yellow ochre.
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers-marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Tiger|
Oeil de Chat
Oeil de Tigre
|Object Type||Paper |
|Physical Description||23 x 15 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXXII 109-111|
Muira pgs 80-81
|Original Source||Title. Lo scherno degli Dei, poema eroi-comico|
pub info.Genova : G. Ferrando, 1838
author. Bracciolini, Francesco, 1566-1645
|Digital Collection||Binding Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0291 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||PQ 4615 B4 S34 1838 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from an original sample using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at between 550-600 dpi, saved in TIFF, resized, and imported as JPEG 2000. 2006 |