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Monday, March 8, 2010

Today's WORD-A-DAY: CANNETILLE


Originally coming from the world of embroidery, Cannetille (pronounced kan-i-teel) in jewelry was made with gold or other delicate metal wires, and resembled filigree. It was popular at the end of the Georgian era (1820-1830), and often elaborate motifs included rosettes, scrolls, and delicate tendrils. Cannetille was often combined with granulation and thin sheets of hammered gold.

2 comments:

Owly Byrd said...

Thanks! I am glad you are here to help educate us. Super Thanks!

Erica said...

It's a learning experience for me too!