What is another word for pinchbeck?

182 synonyms found


[ pˈɪnt͡ʃbɛk], [ pˈɪnt‍ʃbɛk], [ p_ˈɪ_n_tʃ_b_ɛ_k]

Pinchbeck is a term used to describe fake or imitation gold, commonly comprising of copper and zinc. Other synonyms for this word include mock gold, false gold, fake gold, imitation gold, and pseudo gold. These terms signify materials that are made to look like real gold but are not the real thing. Another synonym that can be used interchangeably is gold-plated, which is a process where a metal is coated with a thin layer of gold. While pinchbeck and its synonyms may not be actual gold, they are often used as cheaper alternatives to gold in jewelry and other items.

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Pinchbeck is a type of ceramic that was once popular for tabletop wares and other decorative objects. The name comes from the town in Essex, England, where the manufacturing took place.

Pinchbeck tiles were originally made from a clay that was mixed with other small pieces of minerals, ground and mixed with water until the desired consistency was reached. The mixture was then poured into molds, and then forced under pressure into hard disks. These disks were then fired at a very high temperature, and then allowed to cool.

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