Metal leaf

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Metal leaf on paper support


A very thin sheet of metal. Some metals, such as gold, silver, palladium, platinum, aluminum, tin and Dutch metal (brass) are ductile enough to be beaten or rolled into very thin sheets for use in gilding.

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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