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champlevé

(shäNləvā`), technique for the enamelenamel,
a siliceous substance fusible upon metal. It may be so compounded as to be transparent or opaque and with or without color, but it is usually employed to add decorative color. It was used to decorate jewelry in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
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 decoration of metal objects. It was used by the Celts and Romans and employed by medieval metalworkers for jewelry and reliquariesreliquary
, receptacle containing the relics of saints and other sacred objects of the Christian religion. Reliquaries were often designed in shapes that reflected the nature of their contents, such as hands, shoes, buildings, and heads.
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 until the 14th cent. Champlevé is produced by hollowing out parts of a design in metal and filling in the hollows with enamel. The technique has been revived by 20th-century craft-workers.
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Gold, opaque and translucent champleve enamel, diamonds; 8.
This exceptional piece is a unique and large 20K yellow gold keyless dress watch with single hand and special champleve enamel and diamond-set dial - the only watch with single-hand ever made by Vacheron & Constantin.
The tapes go up and he has Champleve quick into his stride, pressing the favourite Kadastrof, a confirmed front-runner.
Conditions were most definitely right on 19 November in Paris when Sotheby's sold one of the most important collections of medieval ivories and champleve enamels to come on the market in many years.
He has never run a bad race round Prestbury Park and ran a stormer when third in last season's Arkle behind Champleve and Hill Society.
But how the judge managed to separate Champleve and Hill Society after the Guiness Arkle Chase takes some believing.
The champion jockey scored on Champleve, Sparkling Cone and Rainwatch, who was most impressive when making all the running in the Finale Junior Hurdle.
As if by magic, McCoy opened up an enormous lead and, although Baracouda was able to catch the leader, he was unable to get by him CHAMPLEVE (left) 9 Guinness Arkle Trophy, Cheltenham, 1998 Champleve had raced just twice over fences, but McCoy's understanding of how best to master Cheltenham helped the five-year-old overcome his inexperience.
Made as a prototype in the late 1990s, it is a musical and automaton, 18K yellow gold and champleve painted on enamel, self-winding, water-resistant wristwatch.
Gilt copper, champleve enamel and cut-glass tablets, ht 45.
And McCoy provided the perfect combination of quantity and quality in 1997/8 with a record-equalling five winners at Cheltenham Festival - Champleve, Unsinkable Boxer, Cyfor Malta, Edredon Bleu and Blowing Wind.
Champleve got the full Tony McCoy treatment to win the