Definition of Champleve

1. Adjective. (for metals) having areas separated by metal and filled with colored enamel and fired.

Exact synonyms: Cloisonne
Similar to: Adorned, Decorated
Derivative terms: Cloisonne



Definition of Champleve

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Champleve

champignon
champignons
champing
champion
champion-elect
champion lode
championed
championess
championesses
championing
championless
champions
champions-elect
championship
championships
champleve (current term)
champleves
champs
champurrado
chams
chamæleon
chamæleons
chanal
chanar
chance'd be a fine thing
chance(a)
chance-half correlation
chance-medley
chance event
chance fracture

Literary usage of Champleve

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1. Enamelling: A Comparative Account of the Development and Practice of the Art by Lewis Foreman Day (1907)
"THE ruder and clumsier look of champleve' gives one always the impression that it must have been the more primitive method. By all historical accounts it ..."

2. The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalog of the Works of Art Bequeathed to the British by Charles Hercules Read (1902)
"... of champleve enamel on copper, gilt and engraved. Subject, the Martyrdom of St. Valerie, the patron of the city of Limoges. It is oblong in shape, ..."

3. Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council on Education (1863)
"Pierced in open work, encircled with blue and green champleve enamel. ... PORTABLE ALTAR, in champleve enamel. On the summit is a representation of the ..."

4. A Manual of Historic Ornament, Treating Upon the Evolution, Tradition, and by Richard Glazier (1906)
"champleve enamel is formed by engraving, casting or scooping out the cloisons ... This champleve method was practised in Britain before the Roman Conquest, ..."

5. The Pleasures of Collecting by Gardner Callahan Teall (1920)
"Had the Egyptians practised true enameling, doubtless their process would have begun with champleve, for they did not anticipate the Greek goldsmiths, ..."

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