GOLD

GOLD (deu.) · OR (fra.) · ORO (ita.)
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GOUD (nld.) · OR (fra.)
MARTINET, Marie-Madeleine, « L'or et l'argent dans l'art au XVIIe et au XVIIIe siècles en Angleterre : couleurs, lumières, valeurs », Argent et valeurs dans le monde anglo-américain aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, Actes du colloque de Paris, Paris, Société d'études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, 1980, p. 61-74 [En ligne : http://www.persee.fr/doc/xvii_0294-1953_1980_act_11_1_2167 consulté le 25/10/2016].

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Of LIQUID GOLD or SILVER.
You may with
Liquid Gold or Silver Draw or Write any thing with the Pen or Pencil, as with any other liquid colour ; I could shew you how to make it ; but to make a small quantity it is not worth the while, neither will it quit the cost ; therefore I would advise you to buy it ready prepared, which you may do where you buy your Colours, or of some Gold-beaters, who make it of their cuttings of the ragged edges of their Gold.
When you use it, do only thus, put into your Shell a drop or two of fair water, and with a clean Pencil-temper up so much Gold as will serve your occasion at that time, with which Write or Draw what you will ; then about two or three hours after, the longer the better, burnish it by rubbing hard upon it with a Dogs-tooth, and it will be pure Gold ; this is the best and easiest way of laying Gold that I know of.

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To expresse Gold and Silver.
To expresse Gold upon Armour, or the hilt of a Sword or Rapier, take Umber, Red Lead, and Masticote ; lat your ground only Red Lead, if you please mixed with a little Pinke, and where you will have the shadow dar, use Umber ; where the light, Masticote.
For Silver, take Charcoale, black and white Lead ; where you will have it dark, use more Charcoale, and for the light, give it a bold and sudden stroke with your white. And thus you make your Pearle. Note that you must grinde your Sea-coale and Char-coale (of a Sallow if you can get it) in fair water first, and when it is dry, grinde it in Oyl.

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