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Gilding with a gold leaf

Gilding with a gold leaf 

Gilding is one of the specialties in which we traditionally cover a surface with a thin film of fine gold. The thickness of a gold leaf is microscopic: the statue of the Virgin and Child (over 11 m tall) is entirely made of copper gilded with gold leaf. However, less than 500 g of gold were needed.

This artistic process is an art mastered by som...

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