Shell Gold Watercolour 1/4 pan, Yellow, 23.5 Carat


Shell gold, so named because it was historically made and stored in a shallow shell such as a mussel shell, consists of finely powdered genuine gold mixed with a variety of gums. It is mixed with a bit of water and applied in the same way as watercolour.

After drying for an hour or so, it can be burnished to a soft, beautiful lustre using an agate stone burnishing tool.

Shell gold is used by calligraphers, framers, restorers, iconographers and watercolour artists.