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Re: cleaning and finishing metal

Posted By: Jim Cole (209-102-128-30.dialup.gulftelephone.net)
Date: 9/4/3 18:46

In Response To: cleaning and finishing metal (john)

It is difficult for me to ell you what you may have without seeing the piece. There are a several possible ways to achieve the look you descibe. It could be a piece that was gilded the glzed with diferent colors to achieve the green and red that you are seeing. It could also be a piece that is faux finished which would involve painting the metal with one color overall then glazing with different colors to achieve a mottled look. Another method was to cast the piece in bronze or brass then treat with salts or acids to achieve the colors.

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