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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.
The Arkle at Cheltenham looks a very good race, as always, but he's in good form and I think the strong pace will suit him," says Meade, who still harbours agonised memories of the 1998 race when Hill Society was beaten a short head by the Martin Pipe-trained Champleve.
1998 Tony McCoy 5 Champleve, Unsinkable Boxer, Edredon Bleu, Cyfor Malta, Blowing Wind.
A wide range of enameling techniques are described: basse taille (low cut); camaieu (a technique that uses a buildup of white enamel to create highlights and light areas); champleve (raise field or raised plain) cloisonne (metal wires forming a design inlaid into "cloisons") ginbari foil; impasto; limoges; and others.
His Cheltenham supporters were put through the mill when he appeared to have caught Champleve in the Arkle Trophy, but the camera showed he had failed by a short head.
Edelweis du Moulin ran a cracker when fourth in the Arkle Chase at Cheltenham behind Champleve.
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.