Although the tradition of gilding, which is presumed to have originated in Ancient Egypt, has been handed down to posterity rather sluggishly, the techniques have remained almost unchanged to the present day.

Many materials, such as glue from skins and hides, chalk and bolus, camel-hair brushes and agate stones have almost disappeared into oblivion.

Yet we have rediscovered them for our own working methods, because they lead to far more beautiful results than any which could ever be achieved using modern mass-production methods.

Gold, which is beaten into wafer-thin leaves, captivates on account of its inimitable optical impression, while its chemical qualities impress with their long-lasting durability. With the help of a patina that remains as true to the original as possible, we achieve a perfect match of the tone of the gold to the historical period of each individual piece.

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