cagework

Term for decorative, pierced or chased silver mount that encloses an inner, plain section of an object. The cagework technique probably originated in Germany, but was used in Britain extensively on late 17thC tankards, beakers and two-handled cups. A cagework box is a snuffbox comprising plaques of various materials, such as agate or ivory, set in …...

cagework

The term used for a decorative, pierced or chased silver mount that encloses an inner, plain section of an object. The cagework technique probably originated in Germany, was used in Britain extensively on late 17thC tankards, beakers and twin-handled cups. Also -- A cagework box is a snuffbox comprised of plaques of various materials, such as agate...
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