Brushes by daVinci for gilding and gold leaf: 'Gilder's Tip', 'Mop', and 'Gilder's Duster' are essential tools in oil gilding. Prior to lifting the gold leaf off the Gilder's Cushion with the tip 'Gilders' will move the brush over their hair or the palm of the hand, this action will oil the brush lightly and create static for good hold of the metal leaf to the brush. The gold is then attached by 'dusting' it to the properly prepared base with the soft squirrel or goat hair mop. This brush may be set into a double quill, a number of chipped quills which also serve as the handle.
Gilder's Tip: Series 500: Single Thickness Gilders Tip, Russian Blue Squirrel; Series 502: Double Thickness Gilders Tip, Russian Blue Squirrel.