Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf, Imitation Leaf, and Variegated Leaf
The Art of Gilding and Metal Leaf
For thousands of years craftsmen have used the fine art of gilding to create masterpieces. The gilder takes incredibly thin leaves of precious metal and adorns a surface with them. In antiquity these leaves were made by a gold beater hammering sheets of metal, such as gold and silver, into extremely thin leaves. Manually, it was a slow and arduous task requiring total control of the hammer and great precision of the eye. Today, modern beating is mostly done by machine which guarantees quality and product consistency. All the other phases of the production process are done by hand by skilled and experienced workers.
We supply gold leaf, silver leaf and a range of other metal leaves in a wide variety of styles, shades, carats and weight.