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champlevé Explained

champlevé at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Decorative enameling technique. The process consists of cutting away cells or troughs in a metal plate and filling the depressions with pulverized vitreous enamel. The raised metal lines between the cut-out areas form the design outline. Champlevé was practiced in the Celtic areas of W Europe in the Roman period. It flourished in the Rhine Valley near Cologne and in Belgium in the 11th-12th cent. The most notable enamelers were Nicholas of Verdun and Godefroid de Claire.

champleve at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

champleve
adj : (for metals) having areas separated by metal and filled with
colored enamel and fired [syn: {cloisonne}]