gilding of glass or ceramic ware by using a size of japan or lacquer.
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Origin of oil gilding
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for oil gilding
Both the cushion and tip will be described in detail under the head of Oil-gilding.
The use of japanners' gold-size is very similar to oil-gilding, and is equally simple.