|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Gloster pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Muira: Gloster marble.|
Although Wolfe does provide an example of this pattern he only acknowledges where the example was made (Gloucester) rather than suggesting this is the name of the pattern itself.
This pattern is similar to and often mistaken for a Stormont pattern. Both of these patterns employ the use of a dispersant such as turpentine to cause their distinctive white (open) spots. The difference is that the Stormont pattern, overall, appears to be more like a Turkish pattern in that the ink has been mixed with the dispersant to cover the entire surface, whereas the Gloster looks more like a Zebra pattern where the dispersant has only been mixed with a single color, making the spots distinctive from the other colors used.
The pattern is created by starting with a Turkish base, then a comb with one set of teeth is drawn across the bath twice vertically (or horizontally), once in either direction with the second pass halving the first. Then one or more colors of ink mixed with a dispersant are sprinkled onto the bath, causing those last spots to have open, very fine spots inside them.
The primary colors for this example are red, blue, yellow and green.
|Collection Notes||The flat sample from which this photo was scanned is a salvaged endsheet. There is no record of the original item from which these endsheets were taken. Information regarding creation dates has therefore been estimated (using Wolfe), typically by century.|
|Paper Process/Medium||Surface application papers -- Marbled papers |
|Prominent Pattern Type||Gloster|
Oeil de Perdrix
Stein Marmor mit Grießtropfen
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||21 x 12 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXXVI 168 (Gloucester)|
Muira pg 88 (Gloster)
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0080 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||M-vintage-mp12 |
|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. |