|Title||Vintage 18th c. marbled papers, Shell on Shell pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe and Miura: Shell on Shell pattern.|
The Shell pattern's creation dates back to sometime near the end of the 18th century in France.
This pattern is created in a similar way to a Turkish pattern. Once the desired colors have been chosen they are mixed with oil before being sprinkled onto the bath. The addition of the oil in the color causes the characteristic white outline to appear and the pigment to become darker towards the center of the drop. In this case the first Shell pattern is completed, then the artist chose to add another color which was also mixed with oil causing the first drops to constrict, forming veins.
The primary colors for this example are green, pink, black and dark orange.
|Collection Notes||This example is scanned from a book cover.|
The endsheets match the cover.
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Shell|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||21.5 x 13.5 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXX 88-96|
Muira pgs 54-55
|Original Source||The Harleian miscellany: or, A collection of scarce, curious, and entertaining pamphlets and tracts, as well in manuscript as in print, found in the late Earl of Oxford's library, interspersed with historical, political, and critical notes. London, Printed for R. Dutton, 1808-11. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0031 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||DA 300 H29 v.1 |
|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. |