noun, plural ni·el·li [nee-el-ee] /niˈɛl i/.
verb (used with object), ni·el·loed, ni·el·lo·ing.
Origin of niello
Examples from the Web for niello
Historical Examples of niello
It was of silver, but very beautifully engraved and adorned in Russian niello.Paul Patoff
F. Marion Crawford
For niello, and printing, a transverse cut was substituted for the blow.Ariadne Florentina
The interior of the ears and the lip of the cup have been gilt, and in the nostrils is niello.The Shores of the Adriatic
F. Hamilton Jackson
A design thus filled with enamel was called a niello, a derivative of the word nigellum (the most black).
While making a niello, the artist naturally wished to see how the work was progressing and if any alterations were required.