Bole

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Bole

Description

A fine, soft, natural red clay used as an ingredient in grounds for gold leaf. The red color of the bole produced a richer quality in the gold leaf. Additionally, the fine texture of the clay provided a dense surface for burnishing the gold.

Synonyms and Related Terms

poliment; bolus; Armenian bole; red bole; gilders red clay; gilder's red clay; bol rouge (Fr.); bol arménien (Fr.); bol (Esp.); bolo (It., Port.); bolus (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966 Comment: p. 98
  • Reed Kay, The Painter's Guide To Studio Methods and Materials, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • R.D. Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982
  • Conservation Support Systems, Catalog, 1997
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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