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#1

DEPLETION GILDING
Charles Lewton-Brain, 20pp, 1990
Describes the approaches that goldsmiths have used historically in
various cultures to remove base metals from gold alloys for refining
or “coloring gold:” depletion gilding. Contains an extensive listing of
recipes from many historical and contemporary sources designed
to foster contrast and comparison and deepen understanding of the
subject. This paper is intended for only and is not a “how
to” for depletion gilding. Looseleaf bound - 13oz. - 0204209 - $15.50

FORMING USING METAL CHARACTERISTICS
Charles Lewton-Brain, 45pp, 1985/90
Fold forming is a system of sheet metal forming that emphasizes
forming using the metal’s characteristics. Forms are derived from
the natural plasticity, ductility and elasticity of the metal. The system
is internationally recognized as a new approach to working metal
that is extremely efficient and rapid. Tools include fingers, hands,
hammers, mallets, anvil and rolling mills. The paper has a theoretical
introduction and step-by-step recipes for quickly working sheet metal.
70+ b/w line drawings. Looseleaf bound - 1lb. 1oz. - 0204206 - $15.50

GOLD AND SILVER SURFACE APPLICATIONS UNDER ENAMEL
Charles Lewton-Brain, 18pp, 1988/93
Offers several methods that can be used for applying gold and silver
to copper and other metals. The new surface then can be enamelled
over, providing the enamelist with a new pallette of effects and a new
vocabulary of surface design. Looseleaf bound - 12oz. - 0204208 - $15.50

GOLD SURFACE APPLICATIONS
Charles Lewton-Brain, 27pp, 1985
A technological review that discusses results of a research project for
the Society of North American Goldsmiths. It describes fusion applications
(gold painting), doublee, depletion gilding (tumbaga, guanin), inlay and
overlay procedures and has a discussion of fire gilding. Control factors
for free compositional choice are defined and demonstrated.
Looseleaf bound - b/w diagrams. - 14oz. - 0204207 - $15.50

Available from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Bookstore
Send order inquiries with address and details (in order to determine
shipping charges) to - Susan Van De Vyvere svandevy@gia.org
800-421-7250 x 702 - Orders
310-829-2991 x 702 - Outside USA
310-449-1161 - Fax
AFTER April 1, 1997:
800-421-8161 - Orders
800-937-0550 - Customer Service
760-603-4200 - Outside USA
760-603-4266 - Fax


#2

DEPLETION GILDING
Charles Lewton-Brain, 20pp, 1990
Describes the approaches that goldsmiths have used historically in
various cultures to remove base metals from gold alloys for refining
or “coloring gold:” depletion gilding. Contains an extensive listing
of recipes from many historical and contemporary sources designed to
foster contrast and comparison and deepen understanding of the
subject. This paper is intended for only and is not a “how
to” for depletion gilding. Looseleaf bound - 13oz. - 0204209 - $15.50

FORMING USING METAL CHARACTERISTICS
Charles Lewton-Brain, 45pp, 1985/90
Fold forming is a system of sheet metal forming that emphasizes
forming using the metal’s characteristics. Forms are derived from the
natural plasticity, ductility and elasticity of the metal. The system
is internationally recognized as a new approach to working metal that
is extremely efficient and rapid. Tools include fingers, hands,
hammers, mallets, anvil and rolling mills. The paper has a theoretical
introduction and step-by-step recipes for quickly working sheet metal.
70+ b/w line drawings. Looseleaf bound - 1lb. 1oz. - 0204206 - $15.50

GOLD AND SILVER SURFACE APPLICATIONS UNDER ENAMEL
Charles Lewton-Brain, 18pp, 1988/93
Offers several methods that can be used for applying gold and silver
to copper and other metals. The new surface then can be enamelled
over, providing the enamelist with a new pallette of effects and a new
vocabulary of surface design. Looseleaf bound - 12oz. - 0204208 -
$15.50

GOLD SURFACE APPLICATIONS
Charles Lewton-Brain, 27pp, 1985
A technological review that discusses results of a research project
for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. It describes fusion
applications (gold painting), doublee, depletion gilding (tumbaga,
guanin), inlay and overlay procedures and has a discussion of fire
gilding. Control factors for free compositional choice are defined and
demonstrated. Looseleaf bound - b/w diagrams. - 14oz. - 0204207 -
$15.50

Available from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Bookstore
Send order inquiries with address and details (in order to determine
shipping charges) to - Susan Van De Vyvere svandevy@gia.org
800-421-7250 x 702 - Orders
310-829-2991 x 702 - Outside USA
310-449-1161 - Fax
AFTER April 1, 1997:
800-421-8161 - Orders
800-937-0550 - Customer Service
760-603-4200 - Outside USA
760-603-4266 - Fax