shell silver

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shell silver
Note (en)
Silver leaf ground into a powder and mixed with honey or other binder, applied to bindings with a brush. It differs from silver leaf in having a somewhat granular appearance when viewed under magnification. It takes its name from the mussel shells in which it was originally packaged.
Note (nb)
bladsølv som er revet til et pulver og blandet med honning eller et annet bindemiddel
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