patination


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patination

(ˌpætɪˈneɪʃən)
n
(Metallurgy) the state of having a patina; the production of a patina
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A NICE PRICE FOR MICE A STANDARD pre-war pair of Mouseman bookends with a good colour is worth PS500-PS1,000 depending on condition and patination (the shine of age).
Now, the question of antique patination and exfoliation of the stone comes to the fore.
The original patination, partly covered by later lamp-black, and skilful casting and finishing, suggest the hand of the best of Giambologna's founders, Antonio Susini, and a date of 1580-90.
'The patination process makes them look very old, but the human hand oil is the best patina.
It is one of the best examples of this vernacular--the figures' tacky polychromatic patination notwithstanding--but falls well short of a classical grasp of form.
In addition to establishing a platform for public conversations about the suppressed violence of the city's past, Monument Push created an indexical record of the effort of those who moved it through the streets of Omaha, the bronze accumulating marks of patination and wear.
lore) dietician = nutrition logician-tactician-technician-physician dismutation = oxygenation/hydrogenation disproportionation leptonic = electronic, muonic, tauonic (the three classes of lepton) luminescence = fluorescence, phosphorescence (the two main types of luminescence) patination = carbonation, oxidation (carbonation on copper/bronze, oxidation on other metals) stutter = shutter-utter (coinage, automatic camera metaphor) xenation = nonrelation visitation (from Jeff Grant; xenation (OED, rare) = sojourning as a stranger)
Fortunately, as the author reveals in her helpful appendix, "The Dating of Rock Art," much can be inferred about dates and chronology by observing differences in style, patination, and technique, as well as the subjects depicted and their placement in relation to one another.
The cut marks were identified as perimortem on the basis of the sharpness of the margins and a patination of the internal surface of the incisions, which corresponded to the surface condition elsewhere on each affected bone.
The electrochemical authentication was based on the observation of stripping peaks for patination products metals present in ancient lead, the potential shift of the reduction peaks, and signals due to the Pb[O.sub.2] reduction [89].
Old paint applied at the time of manufacture will look old and have the patination of age.