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GRANULATION

Application of tiny gold beads to a plain surface by soldering. Employed extensively by the ancient Etruscans, the process was lost until the 19th century when it was rediscovered by experimentation's carried out largely by the celebrated Italian, Fortunato Castellani. Typical of the Etruscan style popular in the mid-nineteenth century



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