A French Tradition Continues by Giovanni Bucchi Vol. 3, No. 1, 1990
Definitions of gilding terminology in Europe concerning both oil and water gilding.
Giovanni states, “It is of mutual interest to all members of the gilding community to share information in order to educate people to the value of the gilt objects not as a luxury item but for its cultural value. These are not the same tastes. They have never been and never will be.