|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Tiger pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe: Tiger|
Miura: Sun (Miura does acknowledge that in a couple of other languages this pattern has been called a Tiger or Cat's eye marble.)
This pattern was created in approximately 1855.
According to Miura this pattern is created by dropping two or three colors onto the bath. Then a final color (usually black) is mixed with 'kreolin', lime water and potash solution is thrown onto the bath. This last colors' chemical solution causes the spots to react in such a way as to appear like eyes with dark irises at the center from which tiny rays of the same color to spread out around it.
The primary colors for this example are black, red and yellow.
|Collection Notes||This sample is scanned from a book cover.|
The book has endsheets which match the covers.
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Tiger|
Oeil de Chat
Oeil de Tigre
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||25.5 x 18 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXXII 109-111|
Muira pgs 80-81
|Original Source||Bozherianov, I. N.Zhizneopisan¯ie Imperatritsy Aleksandry Feodorovny, suprugi Imperatora Nikolaia I. S.-Peterburg : Tip. T-va "Obshchestvennaia Polza", 1898- 1900. |
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0243 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Binding Collection |
|Reference Number||DK254 A5 B68 1898 v.2 |
|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. |