Acid Gilding - (Ceramics) Minton Porcelain Factory Glossary of Antique Terms

Acid Gilding - (Ceramics) Minton Porcelain Factory first used acid gilding in 1863. The pattern is first printed on the piece of porcelain with a material that is acid resistant, and then the porcelain is put into an acid bath, which etches the material not covered with the acid resistant printing. The etched area is then painted gold and fired. The most common use of this process was borders on tableware. However it could also be done in reverse, by acid etching the design.


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