|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Serpentine pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Muira: Serpentine pattern|
Although Wolfe does not address this pattern as a whole, he does so in pieces (Wide comb and waved).
This Serpentine, according to Muira, was first created in the middle of the 19th century.
The pattern is created by starting with a Turkish base. A comb with one set of teeth is drawn through the bath twice vertically, once in either direction with the second pass halving the first. This step is repeated horizontally. Then the final step is to draw a comb, with one set of teeth set at slightly wider intervals, through the bath once vertically in wavy lines reminiscent of the way in which a snake moves.
The primary colors for this sample are dark red, blue, white, yellow and black.
|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||Serpentine|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||21.5 x 14 cm. |
|References||Miura pgs 107-109|
Wolfe plates XXIII 10 (Wide comb), XXXV 154 (waved)
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0175 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||M-vintage-mp207 |
|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. |