|Title||Modern 20th c. marbled paper, Zebra pattern |
|Artist||Guyot, Don |
|Studio Name||Colophon Hand Bindery |
|Place of Production||United States -- Washington (State) -- Seattle |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe and Muira: Zebra pattern.|
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.
This sample is a second.
The primary colors for this pale blue paper sample are black, three shades of blue and red.
|Collection Notes||This sample is a flat sample from amongst a box of samples Guyot would have used to monitor his inventory and pattern types for his company, Colophon.|
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Zebra|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||12 x 9 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXXVI 160|
Muira pg 83
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||DG-modern-Guyot-mp155a |
|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. |