Historical marbled papers

Older marbled papers show a great variety in patterns. Because the nomenclature of the different marbled papers is often confusing, attempts have been made to come to a standardised terminology. Certain marbled papers are named after the special tools that are use in creating them, like comb marbled paper. In the production of this type of paper, a comb is drawn though the colours. Some nineteenth-century comb patterns are shown here.

Scrottel marbled paper, applied as a wrapper. Early 19th century. [PC SERIE W 15]

Scrottel marbled paper, applied as a wrapper. Early 19th century. [PC SERIE W 15]

Dutch pattern marbled paper, c.1800. [PC SERIE W 16]

Dutch pattern marbled paper, c.1800. [PC SERIE W 16]

Double-combed marbled paper, c.1800. [PC SERIE W 17]

Double-combed marbled paper, c.1800. [PC SERIE W 17]

Double-combed marbled paper, c.1800. [PC SERIE W 18]

Double-combed marbled paper, c.1800. [PC SERIE W 18]