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Pastille of gesso
Pastille of gesso Ref: BA07066

Since trade gesso is not suitable for genuine mediaeval illumination, we're making our own after improving Cennino Cennini's ancient recipe (plaster of Paris, white lead, fish glue, sugar, Armenian bole, etc.) and let it dry slowly. Please note that if good gesso is irreplaceable for raising gold, it also contents a toxic substance and must be used only by well-informed adults and never be left unattented. The quantity is enough for a full page image or several small ones. Before using it, add two drops of distilled water and, the day after, add the same quantity of distalled water then stir with a toothpick to make a cream, as smoothly as possible to avoid creating bubbles

Contents about 20 g net in a tin box with screwing lid, 36 mm diam., 20 mm high




Price : 15,00 € Including Tax


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Water gold sizeWater gold size Ref: BA07072

Ready-to-use liquid size based on acrylic resin for flat gilding

A glass bottle of 30 ml


Price : 3,00 € Including Tax


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Gum arabicGum arabic Ref: BA07078

Viscous fluid used as a binder for pigments or an adhesive (a few drops also help thicken a too light ink)

A glass bottle of 30 ml


Price : 2,00 € Including Tax


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Ox gallOx gall Ref: BA07085

Wetting agent taken from the gall bladder of cows, to allow the sticking of certain colours on some supports. May be diluted with water

A bottle of 30 ml


Price : 5,00 € Including Tax


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SandaracSandarac Ref: BA07075

Resin from a kind of thuja, to be ground in a mortar to a powder, then rubbed on a too absorbent or slick support with a bit of parchment

A bag of 50 g


Price : 4,00 € Including Tax


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Pumice powderPumice powder Ref: BA07090

Used as pounce on parchment to draw out grease or to smooth it if too rough, to be carefully brushed away before writing. This quality has a grade 0000 thinness ("ponce soie" in French , or silky pounce)

A bag of 50 g


Price : 3,00 € Including Tax


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AlumAlum Ref: BA07095

Potassium aluminum sulfate in white powder to be used as a mordant and also to make waterproof a paper too absorbent

A bag of 50 g


Price : 2,00 € Including Tax


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Gall nutsGall nuts Ref: BA07400

Resulting from wasps eggs left in leaves or bark of oak trees. Grilled and ground, give their tannic factor to ancient inks

A bag of 100 g

Not available for a while


Price : 4,50 € Including Tax


Porcelain palette Porcelain palette "daisy" shaped Ref: CA09320

White porcelain palette for painting, flower shape with seven buckets to separate the colors

Width 155 mm


Price : 12,00 € Including Tax


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Porcelain palette w/5 stackable buckets Porcelain palette w/5 stackable buckets Ref: CA09300

Thick white porcelain palette for painting, consists of five stackable round buckets with a lid, keeps mixtures free from dust

Total height 120 mm, diameter 95 mm

Out of stock


Price : 24,50 € Including Tax


Metal palette Metal palette Ref: BA07300

White lacquered iron palette. Length 20 cm


Price : 4,50 € Including Tax


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Pigment jars (10)Pigment jars (10) Ref: BA07320

Small cylindrical platic pot with a safe screwing cap to keep powdered or prepared. Contents 20 ml. Size 53 mm high, 24,2 mm large

A set of 10 jars


Price : 6,00 € Including Tax


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Palette knifePalette knife Ref: BA07385

Long and flexible steel bladed knife with a wooden handle to mix, bind and collect pigments on the glass slab. Total length 22,5 cm


Price : 5,00 € Including Tax


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Glass mullerGlass muller Ref: BA07390

Muller with a specially ground glass base for pigment. Must be throughly cleaned with a brush after use

One muller 6 cm across


Price : 35,00 € Including Tax


Muller, smallMuller, small Ref: BA07389

Petite molette de verre dépoli à grain fin et manche court
Diamètre de la base 6 cm (5 pour le cercle dépoli), hauteur 6.5 cm


Small glass muller for soft pigments
6 cm across (5 cm for the grinding circle), 6.5 cm high


Price : 27,50 € Including Tax


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Glass slabGlass slab Ref: BA07395

Heavy and thick glass slab to grind and bind pigments, large enough to work on more than one at a time. Must be throughly cleaned with a brush after use and handled very carefully as its corners are easy to break (keep cool when unpacking!). There are four silicone studs underneath to ensure stability during grinding.

One slab 31 x 20 x 1 cm


Price : 60,00 € Including Tax


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Mortar and pestleMortar and pestle Ref: BA07360

Round white earthenware mortar with its pestle. The hollow of the mortar and the end of the pestle are unglazed for a better result with thick pigments such as earths (ochres)

Diam. 115 mm, height 50 mm, length of the pestle 117 mm


Price : 30,00 € Including Tax


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Special binderSpecial binder Ref: BA07068

Binder for illumination, home made in our laboratory after lengthy book readings. All components are like in the past: natural. We searched old books to finally formulate our own recipe, where gum arabic comes for a half but the way of using it is the same: a few drops on the powdered genuine pigments are enough. Mix well with the Palette knife on the slab, add one drop of binder if too thick, etc. Other components help perfect the product: glycerine, honey, oxen bile. When we produce a large quantity we sometimes add a little essence of clove

A glass bottle of 30 ml


Price : 4,00 € Including Tax


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Point brush n° 000Point brush n° 000 Ref: BA06128

"Touch up" brush of kolinski (sable), very short hairs for high-precision work. Black lacquered wooden handle and nickel-plated copper ferrule. Total length 18 cm


Price : 9,50 € Including Tax


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Point brush n° 00Point brush n° 00 Ref: BA06129

"Touch up" brush of kolinski (sable), very short hairs for high-precision work. Black lacquered wooden handle and nickel-plated copper ferrule. Total length 18 cm


Price : 9,50 € Including Tax


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Point brush n° 0Point brush n° 0 Ref: BA06130

"Touch up" brush of kolinski (sable), very short hairs for high-precision work. Black lacquered wooden handle and nickel-plated copper ferrule. Total length 18 cm


Price : 9,50 € Including Tax


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Point brush n° 2Point brush n° 2 Ref: BA06132

"Touch up" brush of kolinski (sable), very short hairs for high-precision work. Black lacquered wooden handle and nickel-plated copper ferrule. Total length 18 cm


Price : 9,50 € Including Tax


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Long pointed brush n° 000Long pointed brush n° 000 Ref: BA06138

"Scriptliner" brush of kolinski (sable), long hairs. Black lacquered wooden handle and nickel-plated copper ferrule


Price : 19,50 € Including Tax


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Long pointed brush n° 0Long pointed brush n° 0 Ref: BA06140

"Scriptliner" brush of kolinski (sable), long hairs. Black lacquered wooden handle and nickel-plated copper ferrule



Price : 19,50 € Including Tax


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PencilPencil Ref: BA06198

Beautiful fat pencil, totally black with a white eraser on its aluminium ferrule

Length 185 mm


Price : 1,00 € Including Tax


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CharcoalCharcoal Ref: BA06190

Genuine burnt willow charcoal. Average size 140 x 7 mm

A set of 4


Price : 2,50 € Including Tax


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Kneaded eraserKneaded eraser Ref: BA06195

Crumbless grey eraser, ideal for charcoal and graphite


Price : 2,00 € Including Tax


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Superior kneaded eraserSuperior kneaded eraser Ref: BA06196

Grey kneaded eraser made in Malaysia for Bruynzeel and Sakura

Size 40 x 35 x 10 mm ; net weight 35 g. Sold in an individual plastic box

Out of stock


Price : 3,95 € Including Tax


"Pebble" eraser S Ref: BA06191

White soft natural eraser with a nice looking natural shape

Length 62 mm, weight 25 g


Price : 3,00 € Including Tax


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"Pebble" eraser L Ref: BA06192

White soft natural eraser with a nice looking natural shape

Length 70 mm, weight 55 g


Price : 4,50 € Including Tax


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Parchment sheetParchment sheet Ref: PA04665

Cut out of the best lamb skin, white and thin, without no major flaws nor grain. A sheet is approximately 200 x 180 mm (thickness and stiffness vary)


Price : 15,00 € Including Tax


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Parchment Medium sizeParchment Medium size Ref: PA04662

A complete skin, white and thin, without no major flaws nor grain. Usable size is approximately 0.55 m2 (thickness and stiffness vary, as well as the shape of the animal)



Where to order
Price : 115,00 € Including Tax


Parchment Large sizeParchment Large size Ref: PA04663

A complete skin, white and thin, without no major flaws nor grain. Usable size is approximately 0.65 m2 (thickness and stiffness vary, as well as the shape of the animal)


Where to order
Price : 145,00 € Including Tax


Book of gold leavesBook of gold leaves Ref: BA07000

Book of 25 loose leaf gold sheets, double thinness, 24 carat, size of a sheet 8 x 8 cm

(We suggest not to order this product if you have not learnt how to handle it)


Price : 70,00 € Including Tax


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Pair of gold leavesPair of gold leaves Ref: BA07002

Book of 2 loose leaf gold sheets, double thinness, 24 carat, size of a sheet 8 x 8 cm

(We suggest not to order this product if you have not learnt how to handle it)



Price : 7,50 € Including Tax


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Book of silver leavesBook of silver leaves Ref: BA07020

Book of 25 loose leaf pure silver sheets, double thinness, size of a sheet 9.5 x 9.5 cm

(We suggest not to order this product if you have not learnt how to handle it)


Price : 40,00 € Including Tax


Book of 25 transfer gold sheets Book of 25 transfer gold sheets Ref: BA07004


Transfer or patent gold for beginners. 22 cts, 8x8 cm. Can't be burnished. A book of 25 sheets


Price : 55,00 € Including Tax


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Pair of silver leavesPair of silver leaves Ref: BA07022

Book of 2 loose leaf pure silver sheets, double thinness, size of a sheet 9.5 x 9.5 cm

(We suggest not to order this product if you have not learnt how to handle it)


Price : 4,00 € Including Tax


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Gilder's knifeGilder's knife Ref: BA07050

Special shape and length to ease cutting loose gold leaves. Stainless steel on varnished wood handle

Length 245 mm


Price : 29,50 € Including Tax


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Claw burnisherClaw burnisher Ref: BA07059

L-shaped genuine agate in a nickel-plated ferrule mounted on a long varnished wood handle. This N° 21 burnisher offers the most suitable size and shape for illuminating. Total length 230 mm, of the agate 25 mm


Price : 35,00 € Including Tax


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Bone folder, pointed Bone folder, pointed Ref: BA07350

Traditional bookbinding folder, also used by illuminators at several stages (holding, polishing, hand rest, etc)

Length 160 mm


Price : 10,00 € Including Tax


Bone folder, roundBone folder, round Ref: BA07352

Traditional bookbinding folder, also used by illuminators at several stages (polishing, hand rest, etc)

Length 160 mm


Price : 10,00 € Including Tax


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