Metal Plating and Patination: Cultural, technical and historical developments

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Susan La-Niece
Elsevier, Oct 22, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 256 pages
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Surface finishing is a major subject in the field of metals. The artistic and technical development of decorative or protective finishes has produced some distinctive classes of metalwork in different parts of the world. Metal Plating and Patination is
the most important reference work to be published surveying the surface treatments used from the inception of metallurgy to the present day.


 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Artificial patination
1
Chapter 2 Multicoloured antique bronze statues
19
evidence for the original appearance of classical statuary
30
Chapter 4 Aesthetic and technical considerations regarding the colour and texture of ancient goldwork
39
Chapter 5 Studies of ancient Chinese mirrors and other bronze artefacts
50
Chapter 6 Patination phenomena on Roman and Chinese hightin bronze mirrors and other artefacts
63
Chapter 7 Japanese traditional alloys
85
Chapter 8 Why shakudo?
95
the documentary evidence
161
Chapter 15 Gilding of metals in the Old World
171
Chapter 16 Techniques of gilding and surfaceenrichment in preHispanic American metallurgy
181
Chapter 17 A study of the gilding of Chinese Buddhist bronzes
193
Chapter 18 Silvering
201
Chapter 19 Silver plating in the 18th century
211
Chapter 20 Roman techniques of manufacturing silverplated coins
223
Chapter 21 Surface characterization of tinned bronze high tin bronze tinned iron and arsenical bronze
247

blackpatinated bronze in the ancient world
101
Chapter 10 Wu tong a neglected Chinese decorative technology
128
Chapter 11 Bidri ware of India
135
Chapter 12 Special finishes on nonferrous metals at the National Maritime Museum
148
Chapter 13 The patination of iron by bowerbarffing
155
Chapter 22 Copper plating on iron
276
Chapter 23 The history of electroplating
284
Chapter 24 Modern electroplating and electrofinishing techniques
291
Index
301
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