All the pieces are gilded by hand with goldleaf of
varying karat, and other metal-leaf such as Platinum, Palladium and
goldleaf was produced from gold alloyed with different
metals, which resulted in the variety of different colours.
The gilt finish is completed using techniques
practiced since ancient times, and without the use of mercury and lead.
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a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or
shaped by hammering from the
reverse side. There are few techniques that offer such
diversity of expression while still being relatively
economical. Chasing is the opposite technique to
repoussé, and the two are used in conjunction to create a
finished piece. It is also known as embossing which uses
pre-formed dies and punches.
While repoussé is used to work on
the reverse of the metal to form a raised design on the front, chasing
is used to refine the design on the front of the work by sinking the
metal.There is no loss of metal in the process, as it is
stretched and the surface remains continuous. The
process is relatively slow, but a maximum of form is
achieved, with one continuous surface of sheet metal of
essentially the same thickness. Direct contact of the tools
used is usually visible in the result, a condition not
always apparent in other techniques, where all evidence of
the working method is eliminated.
The techniques of repoussé have been used widely since antiquity,
with gold and silver for fine detailed work and with copper, tin,
and bronze for larger sculptures.
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