repoussé

A form of chasing on silver and other metals to provide intricate patterns and to sharpen detail. The technique involves first embossing (pushing out) the general shapes from the reverse of the piece to create a three-dimensional effect on the outer surface. The repoussé (pushed back) element comes in when the finer decorative details are added by …...

repoussé

Relief decoration on metal, especially silver, brass, and copper, produced by hammering from the underside so that the decoration projects. It is the opposite of chasing. The technique was among the...
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Repoussé

Embossed decorations hammered from behind as opposed to chasing hammered from the front.
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Repoussé

Re·pous`sé' adjective [ French, past participle of repousser to thrust back; pref re- + pousser to push. See Push .] (a) Formed in relief, as a pattern on metal. (b) Ornamented with patterns in relief made by pressing or hammering on the reverse sid...
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Repousse

• (a.) Formed in relief, as a pattern on metal. • (n.) Repousse work. • (a.) Ornamented with patterns in relief made by pressing or hammering on the reverse side; -- said of thin metal, or of a vessel made of thin metal.
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repoussé

method of decorating metals in which parts of the design are raised in relief from the back or the inside of the article by means of hammers and ... [7 related articles]
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Repoussé

The process of embossing metal from the back by hammering domed punches into simple shapes, then giving definition and detail from the front by chasing.
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Repoussé

(often called embossing) – a technique of producing relief decoration on a metal plate by punching and hammering thin metal from the reverse in order to raise the design on the front. The metal plate is sometimes turned over so that some embossing can be done on the front to enhance the desired relief design.
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repoussé

repoussé (rupOOsā') , the process or the product of ornamenting metallic surfaces with designs in relief hammered out from the back by hand. Gold and silver are most commonly used today for fine work, but copper and tin are suitable for the purpose, and bronze was extensively used i...
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repoussé

Decoration on metal that has been hammered from the reverse side so that the design is pushed through in relief.
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Repoussé

working embossed decoration from the front to add detail.
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repoussé

A French term for the method of making a design in relief in metalwork, commonly brass, by hammering from behind so that the decoration projects outward.
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