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, a mixture is thrown onto the bath whose reaction with the previous colours causes the dark spots with white halos to appear, that are reminiscent in look to tiny stones. This mixture is made up of ox gall and oil. The primary colour for this example is black.(BibliodysseyMarbled Paper Designes)
And The University of Washington Library.
Date 19th century
Descriptive Notes Wolfe:Schrottelpattern
The patternwas createdin Germanyin the earlypartof the 18thcentury.Ithas manydifferentspellingsbut Miurasuggestsin his spellingthat the pattern'snameisderivedfrom the GermanwordSchrotwhichmeans'smallshot'or 'smallgrain.'
The patterniscreatedby startingwith a Turkishbase.Then, youwould throwa mixtureonto the bathwhosereactionwith the previouscolorscausesthe darkspotswith whitehalosto appearwhichare reminiscentin lookto tinystones.This mixtureismadeupof oxgalland oil(Miura, pg53).
The primarycolorsfor this exampleare brownand 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 Surfaceapplicationpapers--Marbledpapers
Prominent Pattern Type Schrottel
Object Type Paper;Marbledpaper
Physical Description 21 x 13 cm.
Digital Collection Decorated and Decorative Paper Collection
Digital Image Number DEP0163
Repository University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division
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