|Title||Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Turkish pattern |
|Date||19th century |
|Descriptive Notes||Wolfe and Miura: Turkish|
Historically, this is the oldest of Western marbled patterns and dates back to as early as the middle part of the 15th century.
Since this pattern is probably the earliest and the most simple it also is the base or jump off point for a large number of other patterns.
This pattern is created when one or more colors are thrown onto the surface of the bath using a marbling brush. The first colors thrown tend to constrict as other follow and can become the 'vein' colors for the latter thrown inks.
The primary colors for this example are dark, medium and light blue.
|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||Turkish|
Alternative pattern name(s): Spot, Stone, Agate, Stein, Achat, Caillouté Simple
|Object Type||Paper;Marbled paper |
|Physical Description||27 x 21 cm. |
|References||Wolfe plate XXX 88-96|
Muira pg 54-55
|Digital Collection||Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection|
|Digital Image Number||DEP0255 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Book Arts Collection |
|Reference Number||M-vintage-mp90 |
|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. |