|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, French curl on Wide comb pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: French curl on Wide comb|
Miura: Snail on Arch
This pattern is created starting with a Wide comb base, probably where the colors were dropped onto the bath sequentially. 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 sample are red, medium and dark blue, yellow ochre and white.
|Collection Notes||This example is scanned from a book cover.|
This book's edges and endsheets have marble paper matching the cover.
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||French Curl|
|Secondary Pattern Type||Wide Comb|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||26 x 22 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXIII 10 (Wide comb), XXIV 13-18 (French curl)|
Muira pg 91 (Arch), 76-77 (Snail)
|Original Source||Barry, Edward. Observations, historical, critical, and medical, on the wines of the ancients. And the analogy between them and modern wines. With general observations on the principles and qualities of water, and in particular on those of Bath... By Sir Edward Barry, bart...London, T. Cadell, 1775. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0077 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||663.2 B279o |
|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. |