IMHO it would be quite insane, Professor, to try and regild your finger bowls. I think finicky doesn't begin to describe the process, and in the end you would still be left with a set of gold leaf applied (but not fired on) finger bowls. Finger bowls are part of a large glass service but take up an awful amount of cupboard space and are therefore often disposed of. Their value is limited. The use of finger bowls has gone out of fashion in the 1930s and anyway, when is the last time you decked the table with them?
I just quite fancied it as a project as I enjoy arty / crafty finicky things
If it wouldn't work then I won't even try it.
I stopped using finger bowls last year as it just created too much work for the servants :wink:
Seriously, I've never used finger bowls but have used them for serving trifle and they look fantastic with all the trifle layers and the light catching on the glass /crystal and the jelly.
I think I'll list them as glass / crystal bowls and put that they're finger bowls in the text of the listing, while rambling on about how great they are for serving trifle in
Cool people eat lots of trifle a lot so I'm hoping this will work as a marketing strategy LOL