Gold leaf gilding

The technique known as “gold leaf gilding” uses a gluing technique which allows the adhesion of gilded leaves to the metallic structure; once dry, the leaves are polished with special tools called burnishers made of agate stone.
The same techniques are used in silver-plating.

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Gold leaf gilding

Gold leaf gilding

Gold leaf gilding

Gold leaf gilding