|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, French curl on Turkish pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: French Curl on Turkish|
Miura: Snail on Turkish
Although Wolfe suggests that this pattern's creation dates back to at least as early as 1630, Miura traces its beginnings to a later decade, 1660 in France.
This pattern is created by starting with any pattern as a base, in this case Turkish (where the last 'color' thrown is actually some sort of dispersant, revealing the paper underneath). Once the desired base pattern is completed either an individual stylus or a comb with one set of teeth set in very wide intervals would be inserted into the bath and swirled.
The primary colors for this example are red, blue, 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||French Curl|
|Secondary Pattern Type||Turkish|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||25 x 15 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXIV 22-24 (Turkish) and 13-18 (French curl)|
Muira pgs 47-49 (Turkish), 76-77 (Snail)
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0073 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||M-vintage-mp47 |
|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. |