The exact color created by the process depended heavily on the skill of the artisan. The speed with which the gold and tin chloride solutions were combined affected the result. Left to right, these samples show the color that results from progressively slower mixture.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Purple of Cassius reds. The exact color created by the process depended heavily on the skill of the artisan. The speed with which the gold and tin chloride solutions were combined affected the result. Left to right, these samples show the color that results from progressively slower mixture.