line engraving

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line engraving

n.
1.
a. A metal plate, used in intaglio printing, on the surface of which design lines have been engraved by hand.
b. The process of making such an engraving.
c. A print made from such an engraving.
2. See line cut.

line′ engrav`ing


n.
an engraving in which all effects are produced by variations in the width and density of lines incised with a burin.

line engraving

Engraving directly onto a metal plate with cutting tools, producing precise lines and shading added by hatching dots. Probably began in fifteenth-century Italy, flowering in the work of Dürer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.line engraving - a print obtained from a line drawingline engraving - a print obtained from a line drawing
engraving - a print made from an engraving
2.line engraving - engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
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Grips were commonly girded with bone or ivory slabs, and it was not unusual to find some with gaudy Eastern-style silver panels inset with coral and turquoise and accented with niello work.
An ivory mounted walking cane with the knop carved as a human skull on a carved and whorled ebony shaft made pounds 156, and an early 20th-century walking stick with a handle in Russian silver engraved with a design of trailing leaves in niello work and so on realised pounds 204 at the same time.