Gold leaf is the starting material of "cold gilding", a technique of gilding. For example, some moldings and luxurious frames of the castle of Versailles are gilding with gold leaves. Huge architectural elements such as cupolas, or the dome of the Invalides, are sometimes covered with gold leaf. For centuries, history has bequeathed gilded masterpieces. In antiquity, the objects were highlighted by hammering gold. The precious metal was plated so as to embrace the curves of the piece. Over time, the leaf gilding technique was perfectly mastered and still remains synonymous with excellence and refinement. Gold and palladium are metals with highly valued properties: noble, ductile, malleable and precious, they resist corrosion and oxidation, and are the symbols of wealth and eternity.
- Exclusively ours.
- Handcrafted and hand-painted vase of lead-crystal and gold.
- Limited edition of 25.
- Our gilder uses "Versailles" gold leaves for this vase, it is 945/1000, translated it means 22.68 karats.
- Composed of: 94.5% gold, 1.5 % silver, and 4 % copper.
- 8.8"W x 11.4"D x 13"T.
- Made in France.
In 1878, Jean Daum set up a workshop in the Lorrain region of France, and the works he created there led him to become known as one of the fathers of modern glassmaking. From Art Nouveau to the Decorative Arts movements, Daum has been at the forefront, working with leading artists of the times. Each new generation of the Daum dynasty adds to the company's anthology, whether through creative or technical contributions.