|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. 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, yellow ochre, green, and white.
|Collection Notes||This sample is taken from a book cover.|
The book also has endsheets which are French curl but do not match the covers.
Though the text block is dated 1751 the binding is later probably from the mid 19th century.
There is a binder's tag on the front paste down. 'G.Hedber Bokbindare Stockholm Drottnincgatan 51.'
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||French Curl|
|Secondary Pattern Type||Turkish|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||21 x 14 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plates XXIV 13-18 (French Curl), XXXV 145-150 (Turkish)|
Miura pgs 76-77 (Snail), 47-49 (Turkish)
|Original Source||Linné, Carl von. Caroli Linnaei... Philosophia botanica, in qua explicantur fundamenta botanica cum definitionibus partium, exemplis terminorum, observationibus rariorum, adjectis figuris aeneis. Stockholmiæ, apud Godofr. Kiesewetter, 1751. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0072 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||580 L64p |
|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. |