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Microanalytical study of luster glazed gilding and silvering from Baroque altarpieces

Author
Salvadó, N.; Butí, S.; Clemente, C.; Beltran, V.; Cinque, G.; Juanhuix, J.; Pradell, T.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Pure and applied chemistry
Date of publication
2018-03-01
Volume
90
Number
3
First page
477
Last page
492
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1515/pac-2017-0602 Open in new window
Project funding
Inverse technology of glazes, enamels and painting layers for the recovery of Historic and Artistic Heritage
Transicions de fase, polimorfisme i dinàmica de la metastabilitat
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/117213 Open in new window
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319982265_Microanalytical_study_of_luster_glazed_gilding_and_silvering_from_Baroque_altarpieces Open in new window
URL
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/pac.2018.90.issue-3/pac-2017-0602/pac-2017-0602.xml Open in new window
Abstract
Lustering, a technique which involved the application of coloured translucent glazes over gilding and silvering was widely used to enrich and decorate altarpieces in the Baroque period. The decorations consist of a micrometric multilayered structure including several color glazes, metallic leaves and bole applied over a plaster ground. The collection of Baroque altarpieces, the oldest dating 1671 and the newest 1775 from the cathedral of Tortosa (Catalonia), is a perfect case of study of the mat...
Citation
Salvadó, N., Butí, S., Clemente, C., Beltran, V., Cinque, G., Juanhuix, J., Pradell, T. Microanalytical study of luster glazed gilding and silvering from Baroque altarpieces. "Pure and applied chemistry", 1 Març 2018, vol. 90, núm. 3, p. 477-492.
Keywords
Bole, ChemCultHerit, Cultural heritage, Gilding, MicroFTIR, MicroXRD, Pinus resin, Red lake, Sandarac, Silver corrosion, Silvering, Verdigris
Group of research
AMCH - Analysi of materials in Cultural Heritage

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