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repoussé

(rəpo͞osā`), the process or the product of ornamenting metallic surfaces with designs in relief hammered out from the back by hand. Gold and silver are most commonly used today for fine work, but copper and tin are suitable for the purpose, and bronze was extensively used in past times. The process is of ancient origin, having been employed by most early civilizations. Among the finest examples of repoussé are the famous bronze armor of Greece of the 4th cent. B.C., Byzantine religious works, and much of the gold and bronze work of Benvenuto Cellini. The process is distinct from embossingembossing,
process of producing upon various materials designs or patterns in relief by mechanical means. The material is pressed between a pair of dies especially adapted to its hardness and the depth of the design needed.
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, in which the relief ornament is produced by use of dies.

repoussé

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(graphic arts)
A method of producing a relief design on a thin sheet of metal or leather by hammering or otherwise working the reverse side.

repoussé

Raised in relief by embossing or by beating on the underside with a hammer.
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Scarborough says it was almost impossible to value such a rare object, which is described by the sales room as having a gold-plated repousse scroll knop handle, carved mother of pearl band and gold plated repousse scroll band inscribed 'presented to Fred Archer'.
The vases, the carved wooden spoons, and the repousse gold-leafed eighth-century Thai Buddha seen in the 35-mm film appeared as well in a series of photographs occupying the gallery's other room.
The Robert Kuo Wavelet is crafted using the traditional art of repousse, an incredibly rare 8th-century technique that involves the meticulous hand-hammering of a decorative relief onto sheet metal.
The collection also utilizes repousse, a traditional hand-hammered metalwork technique.
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Although the forms of silverwares were based on European originals, the Chinese soon developed a distinctive style of their own characterised by elaborate cast, applied or repousse decoration, featuring Chinese motifs such as dragons, bamboo and prunus blossoms.
Crafted using the art of repousse, which involves hammering the copper surface by hand, each Metalica Tile is one-of-a-kind, combining rustic beauty with strength and durability, the maker says.
This lesson, making African-inspired, repousse foil pendants, provides for a variety of student interpretations while giving them a sense of accomplishment and success.