Tag Archives: gilding

Restoration of a Coat of Arms

This Coat of Arms is housed in the Michaelis Collection on Greenmarket Square in Cape Town. It was entirely over-painted. The project was challenging on many levels. The museum was open to the public during the time of refurbishment. In order to provide a thoroughfare for […]

Gold and Silver Leafing

For more then 7000 years, mankind decorated all sorts of surfaces and items that presented an idealistic value with fine layers of gold. For this purpose gold dust or gold leaf was used. Vassari (1511 – 1574) writes that a gold coin, 1 Dukaten, was […]