amalgam-gilding

amalgam gilding

noun
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fire gilding

noun
a process of gilding metalwork in which the metal base is coated with an amalgam of gold and mercury, the latter subsequently being driven off by heat.
Also called amalgam gilding.


Origin:
1825–35

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