Pierced work

Pierced work

Decoration which consists mainly of perforations, such as a nonbearing masonry wall in which an ornamental pierced effect is achieved by alternating rectangular or any other shaped blocks with open spaces.
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pierced work

pierced work
Ornamentation characterized by patterns formed by perforations; also See gingerbread and openwork.
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In addition, these rings are set with diamonds ranging from 0.20 to 0.35 carat, which is very desirable in the jewelry trade, and in the traditional filigree and pierced work of the period, mounted in white gold or platinum.
Other fans, without the allure of Chinese carving, sold at average prices, a pierced work mother of pearl with a printed but hand coloured leaf selling at pounds 85 while another large mother of pearl cream ostrich feather fan made pounds 75.