Basse-taille



of or relating to an enameling technique in which transparent enamels are fused over a background carved in low relief, or to a piece, as of jewelry, so enameled.
Historical Examples

basse-taille: Low cutting of metal beneath the line of the surface, used in enamelling.
The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals Charles Conrad Sleffel

The basse-taille process is also a combination of metal work in the form of engraving, carving and enamelling.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3 Various

M. Falize initiated the production of a gold cup which was enamelled in the basse-taille manner.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3 Various

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