Definition of Mercury gilding

Reviewed on 6/3/2021

Mercury gilding: A perilous process for gold-plating in which an amalgam of mercury and gold is applied to an object and then exposed to heat to vaporize the mercury and leave the gold behind in a thin layer. The risk is mercury poisoning. See: Fire gilding.


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