bole

Theoex

Senior Member
French
Bonjour,
Quelqu'un a-t-il une idée de ce que pourrait être la traduction de "bole" dans ce contexte ?
« The gauffered decoration of the edges appears to be quite consistent across the SNML and the other editions bound with it, and analysis of the gold shows no difference between the gold and the bole on the SNML and the rest of the bookblock »
(le SNML est un livre)
Merci
 
  • clairet

    Senior Member
    England & English (UK version)
    "A fine, smooth, reddish clay containing iron oxide, used especially as a ground for oil painting and gilding." definition 2 in Oxford online dictionary
     

    Uncle Bob

    Senior Member
    British English
    Also "bole" = "poliment" The Goldleaf Factory, but not necessarily red. Keywords "red gilding clay bole poliment" find a commercial site (so no link here)with, near the bottom of the page, a French summary: "Le Bolus pour l'usage de l'or Poliment." (also green gilding clay...). Neither bolus nor poliment known by CNRTL.
     

    clairet

    Senior Member
    England & English (UK version)
    Ce serait donc bien de "l'argile"? ça m'étonnait dans ce contexte...
    isn't "used especially as a ground for oil painting and gilding." relevant to this context?

    I don't think the "fine..clay" part of the definition means the book is smeared in ordinary clay. "Fine" in this context means finely-ground, much like the stuff most paints are made from. See also Uncle Bob's reference to "gilding clay".
     
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    OLN

    Senior Member
    French - France, ♀
    bole (bəʊl) or bolus n
    1. (Dyeing) a reddish soft variety of clay used as a pigment
    bole (TFD)
    Assiette à dorer : Argile rouge très fine dans laquelle rentre aussi d'autres composants (mine de plomb, blanc d’œuf....). Appelée aussi Bol d'Arménie ou encore Bolus. L'assiette est couchée sur la surface à dorer en trois passages.
    La dorure de A à Z
    D'après Wikipedia, il en existe trois types :
    - Bolus Rubra‎ (bolus rouge), aussi appelé Bolus Armenicus, Bolus Armena, Lutum Armenum, Terra Armenum ; couleur HEX 79443B
    - Bolus Luteus‎
    (bolus jaune-rouge)
    - Bolus Alba (bolus blanc ou kaolin)

    La dorure à l'assiette (à l'aide de cette pâte à diluer) s'oppose apparemment à la dorure à la feuille.
     
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