Gold leaf candles – Heavenly lights from expert hands
A wax sculptor is responsible for precious handmade gilded candles. Gilded wax ornaments are engraved and placed on the candles as decoration. The candle becomes a wax artwork through painting and patination.
Original gilding with mixed gold-foil
50 years ago, the use of mixed gold-foil in the gilding of candles was widespread. This special gold leaf has a gold leaf side and a silver leaf side. Through the joint beating process, the gold leaf can be beaten extremely thin on the silver leaf. During the beating process, the metals combine by means of cold fusion and can be further processed in the same way as regular gold leaf. In the past, wax sculptors preferred gilding with this mixed gold-foil for financial reasons. However, these days the production of mixed gold-foil is no longer profitable. Today, coloured foils, imitation gold leaf and gold leaf are used in candle production.