|RUSSIAN GOLD LEAF. Patent(24 Kt.)
Patent gold leaf is recommended for work on flat surfaces. Patent leaf is gold leaf mounted to special tissue paper by a pressure process. A book of patent gold leaf is assembled by placing each unit of gold leaf and tissue between pieces of thin rouged paper. The gilder can then remove one leaf at a time without disturbing the remaining leaves. Patent gold leaf is removed from the book without the aid of a gilder's tip. The leaf will stay on the tissue until it is pressed onto the prepared surface and the tissue backing is removed. Patent gold leaf is not suitable for water gilding and is best suited for flat surfaces.
Each book contains 25 sheets 3 1/8 in. x 3 1/8 in. leaves and covers about 1 1/8 square feet.