Repoussage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Repoussage (Art) Art or process of hammering out or pressing thin metal from the reverse side: (1) in producing repoussé work; (2) in leveling up any part of an etched plate that has been worked so as to cause a depression.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n repoussage The beating out from behind of ornamental patterns upon a metal surface. See repoussé, n.
    • n repoussage In etching, the hammering out from behind of parts of an etched plate which have been brought by charcoal or scraper below half its thickness, making hollows which would show as spots in printing, in order to bring them up to the required level. A spot to be thus treated is fixed by letting one of the points of a pair of calipers (compasses with curved legs) rest on the place, and marking the corresponding place on the back of the plate with the other point.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Repoussage rē-pōō′säj the hammering from behind of ornamental patterns upon a metal plate: or of etched plates making hollows which would show as spots in printing.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Repoussé