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Re: goldleaf



I have just talked with the Sepp Leaf company about the gold leaf issue,
and I was given the following information:

Loose gold leaf is in booklets in which the pages are coated lightly with
rouge in order to protect the gold leaf.  I had thought this was Armenian
bole (which is a clay, not chalk), but Sepp assured me that the red
pigment that I see on every book of gold I have in house - some 20 of
them - is rouge. Chalk or talc is never used.

Patent gold is attached to tissue paper by means of great pressure rather
than any sort of adhesive. The sheets of tissue with the gold attached to
them are then put into books with leaves dusted with rouge, just like the
loose gold.

Some of the varieties of gold are:

Double deep - 24 kt - 100% gold
Rosenoble deep - 23 3/4 kt = 98.4% gold, .6% silver, l % copper
Dukaten deep - 23 1/2 kt - 98% gold, 1.2T silver, .8% copper
Red gold - 23 kt - 97.5% gold, 2.5% copper
23 kt- 95.2% gold, 3.6% silver, 1.2% copper
Moon gold - 22 kt - 92% gold, 3.5% silver, 4.5% palladium
French pale - 22 kt - 91.5% gold, 8.5% silver
22 kt - 91.8% gold, 5.9% silver, 2.3% copper
yellow - 20 kt - 84% gold, 16% silver
Lemon - 18 kt - 75% gold, 25% silver
Pale - 16 kt - 65% gold, 35% silver
White - 13 1/4 kt - 55% gold, 45% silver
White - 12 kt - 51% gold, 49 % silver

Sally


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