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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gilding process in which the gold is put on in the form of an amalgam of gold and mercury, and then heated in a muffle. The mercury escaping leaves a film of gold.


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  • The doors became Ghiberti's life's work, since the casting and fire-gilding of the two sets of doors took him to within two years of his death.

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