- of or relating to an enamel piece or enameling technique in which enamel is fused onto the incised or hollowed areas of a metal base.
- an enamel piece made by the champlevé method.
- the technique used to produce champlevé enamels.
Origin of champlevé
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Give illustration and requirements of a good design in champleve enamel.
As one of the more common processes, let us consider the application of enamel to copper in the form of champleve enrichment.
- of or relating to a process of enamelling by which grooves are cut into a metal base and filled with enamel colours
- an object enamelled by this process
C19: from champ field (level surface) + levé raised
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