Our handsome Venetian Marbleized Motif Tie is based on marbled paper in Il Monte, Opera Nova di Recami
in the Museumís collection, published in Venice (after 1557) by Giovanni & Marchio Sessa. This intricate marble effect is achieved by the careful transferring of colored inks floated on the surface of water to paper.
Available in blue/gold, navy/purple, and red/blue. Silk. Imported. 3 5/8''W.
- Available in blue/gold, navy/purple, and red/blue
- 3 5/8''W
Art HistoryIn 1500, an estimated 150 book presses were active in Venice. Books were often bound with opulent marbled endpapers, a decorative technique first practiced in China before spreading to Iran, India, and Turkey, eventually reaching Europe.