|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Scrotel pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: Schrottel pattern|
Miura: Scrotel pattern.
The pattern was created in Germany in the early part of the 18th century. It has many different spellings but Miura suggests in his spelling that the pattern's name is derived from the German word Schrot which means 'small shot' or 'small grain.'
The pattern is created by starting with a Turkish base. Then, you would throw a mixture onto the bath whose reaction with the previous colors causes the dark spots with white halos to appear which are reminiscent in look to tiny stones. This mixture is made up of ox gall and oil (Miura, pg 53).
The primary colors for this example are black and red.
|Collection Notes||This example is scanned from a book cover.|
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Schrottel|
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||16.5 x 11 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXXII 112-114|
Muira pg 53
|Original Source||Mescolanze d'amore : ovvero, Raccolta di scritti amatorii d'Plotino, Leon Battista Alberti, Stefano Guazzo e Melchior Cesarotti. Milano : G. Daelli, 1863. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0172 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||BD436 M4 1863 |
|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. |