• Created Date
  • 20th century
  • Description
  • Although Wolfe does not address this pattern as a whole, only in pieces (Wide comb and waved), Miura does and calls it a Serpentine marble.This Serpentine, according to Miura, 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 hor... more
    Although Wolfe does not address this pattern as a whole, only in pieces (Wide comb and waved), Miura does and calls it a Serpentine marble.This Serpentine, according to Miura, 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 a comb, with one set of teeth set at wide intervals, is drawn through the bath once vertically making a plain Wide comb (Arch) pattern. In this variation, after the last pass completes a non-wavy Wide comb, a final comb with one set of teeth set at slightly wider intervals is drawn through the bath once vertically in exaggerated wavy lines.The primary colors for this sample are red, green, white and blue. less
  • Format
  • image
    Paper
    Marbled paper
    Surface application papers -- Marbled papers
    Scanned from an original sample using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at between 550-600 ppi, saved in TIFF, resized, and imported to JPEG 2000