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Gold leaf beater

Micro-thin gold leaf is used in various industries. To create it, the gold leaf beater first melts the raw material in a crucible, sometimes alloying it with small amounts of silver or copper. The gold leaf beater then repeatedly hammers it on a marble surface until it reaches the desired thinness.

Master Artisan
Venice, Italy
Venice
Marino Menegazzo
Berta Battiloro
Gold leaf beater
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