French for 'hammered' and used to describe the uneven surface given to metal, especially copper and silver, by hammering, as a form of art nouveau decoration. The term also applies to the faceted glass, which resembles hammered metal, invented by the daum brothers.
Martelé (French; Italian martellato), literally `hammered,` is a bowstroke, used when playing bowed string instruments. The effect is usually produced by holding the bow against the string with pressure, then stroked forcefully to produce an intense note. Martelé is often used to produce a sequence of distinct notes with inten...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martelé_(bowstroke)
Martelé is a limited hand-wrought production line of silver. ==Production== This work, a departure from machine-made commercial cutlery and hollowware, was named martelé, from the French verb marteler, `to hammer`. It was made from 1896 through the 1930s by the Gorham Manufacturing Company of Providence, Rhode Island under the di...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martelé_(silver)
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