Water gilding
Water gilding Wa"ter gild"ing The act, or the process, of gilding metallic surfaces by covering them with a thin coating of amalgam of gold, and then volatilizing the mercury by heat; -- called also {wash gilding}. [1913 Webster]

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  • water gilding —    The application of gold leaf to a surface of gesso (or whiting) which may have been coated with bole, and this covered with a water and glue. The gold is then burnished. This is a better technique than oil gilding (also known as mordant… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • water-gilding — waˈter gilding noun Wash gilding • • • Main Entry: ↑water …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gilding — is the art of applying a thin layer of gold, simulated gold, or other metal to a surface. Products employed may be real gold leaf ranging in karats from 9 up to 24; imitation leaf composition gold, Dutch metal leaf, aluminum leaf, copper leaf;… …   Wikipedia

  • Gilding — Recorded in several forms as shown below, this is an English surname. It derives from the pre 7th century personal name Golding, recorded as Goldinc in the famous Domesday Book of 1086. The development is from the original personal name Golda ,… …   Surnames reference

  • wash gilding — Water gilding Wa ter gild ing The act, or the process, of gilding metallic surfaces by covering them with a thin coating of amalgam of gold, and then volatilizing the mercury by heat; called also {wash gilding}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oil gilding —    Also known as mordant gilding, this is attaching gold leaf to a non absorbent surface which has been coated with a mordant size (an adhesive) either a slow drying type containing linseed oil, or a quick drying type sometimes called japan gold… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Wash gilding — Wash Wash, n. 1. The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of ground washed by the action of a sea or river, or sometimes covered and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gild and gilding —    Applying gold leaf. See fire gilding (ormolu), oil gilding (mordant gilding), and water gilding. Also see bole, gilt, sculpture, and semi matt …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Fire gilding — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fire water — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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