Dutch Gold Patent (Imitation Gold Leaf) 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 inch sheets Book of 25 Leaves - This Gold Leaf is actually not gold at all. It is made from Brass and has several names such as Imitation Gold, Composition Leaf as well as Brass Leaf. It is considerable less expensive because there is no gold to be found in it. We carry the #2 Composition Gold which looks similar to 23 Karat Gold. Compostion is 88% Copper and 12% Zinc. Although it looks similar one should be aware that it tarnishes very quickly and must be polished and sealed with a varnish as quickly as possible. The leaves are larger 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" and are sold 25 leaves per book.
This dutch gold is the first of it's kind. It is the only patent version available. Patent means that the leaves are not loose requiring a gilder's tip for application. Instead, it is lightly attached to a thin tissue paper which acts as a carrier so that you can easily hold the tissue by the edges and carefully apply the gold to the sized area. This is a great, long overdue idea.