filigree

Lace-like decoration made with fine gold or silver wire. It was widely used in Europe from the late 17thC on jewellery and for openwork panels set in boxes, baskets and cups. Birmingham was a manufacturing centre in the 18th and early 19th centuries but thereafter much filigree came from Malta, India and China.

Filigree

Filigree (also less commonly spelled filagree, and formerly written filigrann or filigrene) is a delicate kind of jewellery metalwork, usually of gold and silver, made with tiny beads or twisted threads, or both in combination, soldered together or to the surface of an object of the same metal and arranged in artistic motifs. It often suggests lac...
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filigree

Wire, usually gold or silver, twisted and shaped into designs. It may be soldered to a sheet of metal or twisted to form an openwork pattern.
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Filigree

– a type of decoration on metalware made by use of fine wire, plain, twisted or plaited. The wire was usually of gold or silver and was used to form a delicate and intricate design. It was executed in tow styles: the wire was affixed by soldering to a metal base, this method having been used in Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian, Roman and Anglo-Sa...
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filigree

[n] - delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)
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Filigree

• (a.) Relating to, composed of, or resembling, work in filigree; as, a filigree basket. Hence: Fanciful; unsubstantial; merely decorative. • (n.) Ornamental work, formerly with grains or breads, but now composed of fine wire and used chiefly in decorating gold and silver to which the wire is soldered, being arranged in designs frequently...
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filigree

filagree noun delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)
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Filigree

Fil'i·gree adjective Relating to, composed of, or resembling, work in filigree; as, a filigree basket. Hence: Fanciful; unsubstantial; merely decorative. « You ask for reality, not fiction and filigree work.» J. C. Shairp.
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Filigree

Fil'i·gree noun [ Corrupted from filigrane .] Ornamental work, formerly with grains or breads, but now composed of fine wire and used chiefly in decorating gold and silver to which the wire is soldered, being arranged in designs frequently of a delicate and intricate arabesque pattern.
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Filigree

A decorative ornamentation that is often produced with fine wires of gold or silver.
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filigree

A string of bright points on the Sun's photosphere that are sometimes visible in intergranular lanes in continuum images; the smallest points are only about 150 km and last for less than half an hour. Filigrees are thought to be places where flux tubes penetrate the photosphere.
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Filigree

A technique used to produce fine intricate patterns in metal. Often used for metal beads, clasps, and bead caps.
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Filigree

delicate silver and gold wirework used as decorative panels for small boxes etc. 16th-17th century (European); 19th century (Indian).
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filigree

delicate, lacelike ornamental openwork composed of intertwined wire threads of gold or silver, widely used since antiquity for jewelry. The art ... [2 related articles]
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filigree

filigree (fil'igrē) , ornamental work of fine gold or silver wire, often wrought into an openwork design and joined with matching solder and borax under the flame of the blowpipe. Filigree is used as a decorative treatment for jewelry or other fine metalwork. It was made in ancient Egypt, ...
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filigree

filigree 1. An ornamental work of fine wire. 2. Delicate and intricate ornamentation; usually, in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire. 3. Anything very delicate or fanciful; such as, a filigree of frost. Corrupted from filigrane, a kind of enrichment on gold and silver, wrought delicately in the manner of little threads or grains, or of bo...
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Filigree

Filigree is fine ornamental work of gold or silver wire, closely interlaced. The ancient Greeks were famous for their fine filigree work. Malta produced so much filigree work that it became known as Maltese work, though other countries (notably Norway) produced far superior examples.
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Filigree

Filigree is gold or silver wire that have been twisted into patterns and soldered into place. Openwork filigree is not soldered onto a sheet of metal and is difficult to make. Imitation filigree is made of stamped metal.
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filigree

Lace-like decoration made with fine gold or silver wire. It was widely used in Europe from the late 17thC on jewellery and for openwork panels set in boxes, baskets and cups. Birmingham was a manufacturing centre in the 18th and early 19th centuries but thereafter much filigree came from Malta, India and China.
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Filigree

Work composed of fine wires, coiled and assembled into open panels. Probably originating in the Orient, it became popular in Holland during the 17thC. Most English filigree-work of that time is probably the work of immigrant craftsmen.
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