Silver Leaf

Many manufacturers utilise the production of silver leaf to "strike" new forms, in which gold leaf is to be manufactured later. While doing so the "dust" of the prepared forms is mixed into the silver, and thus reveals a matt, almost dull grey surface. Because we manufacture silver leaf in the same extravagant process and under application of the same forms as for gold leaf, our silver leaf possesses a very lustrous, smooth finish and as a result, even unpolished it reveals a very beautiful surface lustre, which can still be considerably intensified through polishing. In addition, it more flexible than machine-struck silver leaf.

However, oxidation must be taken into consideration with silver leaf. If silver leaf is exposed unprotected to surrounding air, a dark to black oxidation layer is created after awhile. If this effect is desired, it can be accelerated with the help of sulphurliver (potassium polysulphide). If you want to prevent oxidation, you need to coat the silver leaf with a protective lacquer. For the interior shellac is well suited for this.

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Silverleaf

handbeaten, superior quality, flexible and shiny

(on order only)

80 x 80 mm 1000/1000

Silverleaf

(on order only)

95 x 95 mm 1000/1000

Gold Leaf

(on order only)

95 x 95 mm 1000/1000
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