Here is the source for everything you ever wanted in gold leaf:
Baggot Leaf Company, NYC (212) 431-3962
You name it they got it.
While studying in Italy i took a course in Wood Restoration, where
among other things I learned traditional gilding techniques. There is a
big difference between traditional and contemporary techniques. The
traditional techs take a lot longer, but the end result is far superior.
If there is interest among the list I will prepare a tech paper and
publish it on the web. The methods I learned are mostly for wood, but are
modifiable for metal.
Ed Colbeth Metalsmith, Motorcyclist
Deer Isle, Maine "With a view of the harbor"
93 K1100RS "Wanderer III"