Bronze leaf

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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