I

II

III

IV

 

Per

Per

Per

Per

 

Cent

Cent

Cent

Cent

 

.11.5

     

Amber.....

. 7.6

   

13.5

Gamboge.. .

. 7.6

     

Dragon'

s

     
 

. 0.18

     

Saffron.....

. 0.16

     

Sandarac.. .

 

11.2

15.9

16.6

Mastic.....

 

6.5

14.0'

3.4

   

3.3

   

Venice tur

       

pentine.. .

   

1.0

3.1

Camphor...

 

1.5

   

Aloe.......

   

7.6

 

Alcohol.....

.72.96

77.5

66.1

63.2

As will be seen, only natural colors are used. The so-called "gold lacquer" is composed as follows: Sandarac, 6.25 parts; mastic, 3 parts; shellac, 12.5 parts; Venice turpentine, 2.5 parts; aloe, 0.75 parts; gamboge, 3 parts; alcohol, 72 parts. The solution is filtered. Applied in a thin coating this varnish shows a handsome golden shade. Other metal varnishes have the following composition:

V

VI

VII

Per

Per

Per

Cent

Cent

Cent

Shellac.............17.5

 

18.0

Yellow acaroid gum. .13.1

25.0

 
 

8.0

9.0

 

67.0

63.0