A method of forming small granules or balls of gold and soldering them, one at a time, to the surface gold. In the ancient world, gold granulation was used to create patterns of varying degrees of complexity. It was often combined with filigree, twisted gold wire, and repousse gold work to produce elaborate designs. Granulation was used as early as 2500 B.C., disappeared after the collapse of the Roman Empire and reappeared in the middle of the 19th century. After the end of the century, it really wasnt seen again until the 1960s.
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