|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Serpentine pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Muira: Serpentine pattern|
Although Wolfe does not address this pattern as a whole, he does so in pieces (Wide comb and waved).
This Serpentine, according to Muira, was first created in the middle of the 19th century.
The pattern is created by starting with a Turkish base. A comb with one set of teeth is drawn through the bath twice vertically, once in either direction with the second pass halving the first. This step is repeated horizontally. Then the final step is to draw a comb, with one set of teeth set at slightly wider intervals, through the bath once vertically in wavy lines reminiscent of the way in which a snake moves.
The primary colors for this example are purple, blue, green and yellow.
|Collection Notes||This sample is scanned from a book cover.|
The book has endsheets which are the same pattern and colors as the cover but are not from the same sheet.
There is a binder's mark on the inside cover. The book shaped mark is gold embossed on a red leather and is onlaid.
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Serpentine|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||22 x 14.5 cm. |
|References||Miura pgs 107-109|
Wolfe plates XXIII 10 (Wide comb), XXXV 154 (waved)
|Original Source||A fair representation of His Majesty's right to Nova-Scotia or Acadie. Briefly stated from the memorials of the English commissaries; with an answer to the objections contained in the French memorials, and in a treatise entitled, Discussion sommaire sur les anciennes limites de l'Acadie. London, Printed by E. Owen, 1756. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0176 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||971.6 F15 |
|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. |