Handover stock one of the widest ranges of gold leaf and metal leaf in the UK. The range includes genuine gold leaf in many shades from 12 carat through 24 carat pure gold along with silver leaf, palladium leaf, platinum leaf and copper leaf as well as alloys of two or more of these.
Additionally we offer imitation gold leaf (sometimes known as schlag or dutch gold leaf) and imitation silver leaf in booklets, in rolls or as loose sheets and even in 2mm wide fragments called Abburstig. Imitation Gold Leaf is also known as "Dutch Gold" and as "Schlag". Like genuine gold leaf it is available in books of 25 leaves but each sheet is 140mm square. Imitation Gold is typically made of 85% copper and 15% zinc so will tarnish over time if not protected from the atmosphere with a suitable lacquer. Imitation Silver (which is based on aluminium) and Genuine Copper leaf also come in the same sizes as Imitation Gold and will also need a lacquer to protect it from tarnishing.
A wide range of metal leaf is available apart from Gold Leaf. Handover's offer includes Silver, Copper, Paladium, Platinum as well as combinations of these metals such as White Gold, Moongold, Red Gold, Caplain etc.
To supplement the metal leaf we also sell a comprehensive range of gilder's brushes, gilder's knives, gilder's cushions, sizes, lacquers, powders, gessos, boles and paints to produce gilded finishes of every type.