Couple weeks ago I have been making some progress on the frame.
I did the clay on the part that will be water gilded, red everywhere except on the columns which were ocre.
I also started the gilding with 23K gold until I run out of gold. I received it recently and will soon carry on the gilding. I will try to do videos to show the process, especially for the balls which have a nice neat trick.
The balls also receive yellow then red
-- Patrice lejeune