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A malleable Brass alloy prepared as an inexpensive imitation Gold leaf since the 19th century. It was commonly called Dutch metal.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Dutch metal; folha de bronze (Port.)
Resources and Citations
- 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
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982