Gilding, silvering, metal finishesPhoto gallery
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Gilding is the application of gold leaf to glass.
There are twenty-four shades of gold, silver, copper and palladium. These can be mat or shiny.
Silvering is the application of silver using catalytic deposition. It transforms polished glass into mirror, and produces interesting effects on chiselled, frosted and engraved glass.
Silvering can be antiqued and oxidised, or combined with lead to produce a gunmetal colour.