Niellist Ni*el"list, n. One who practices the style of ornamentation called niello. [1913 Webster]

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  • niellist — See niello. * * * …   Universalium

  • niellist — ni·el·list …   English syllables

  • niellist — elə̇st noun ( s) : a maker of or worker in niello …   Useful english dictionary

  • niello — niellist, n. /nee el oh/, n., pl. nielli / el ee/, v., nielloed, nielloing. n. 1. a black metallic substance, consisting of silver, copper, lead, and sulfur, with which an incised design or ground is filled to produce an ornamental effect on… …   Universalium

  • Girolamo del Prato — was an Italian draughtsman, sculptor, niellist, and goldsmith, flourished at Cremona in the first half of the 16th century. He has been sometimes called the Lombard Cellini .References*cite book| first=Michael| last=Bryan| year=1889| title=… …   Wikipedia

  • engraving — /en gray ving/, n. 1. the act or art of a person who or thing that engraves. 2. the art of forming designs by cutting, corrosion by acids, a photographic process, etc., on the surface of a metal plate, block of wood, or the like, for or as for… …   Universalium

  • Marcantonio Raimondi —     Marcantonio Raimondi     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Marcantonio Raimondi     Engraver, b. at Bologna, 1475 (1480?); d. there, 1530 (1534?). He studied under the goldsmith and niellist Francia, and later often signed his work M A. F., F… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • niello —   n. (pl. li ) black alloy used to fill engraved designs on metal; work or object decorated with this; v.i. decorate with this.    ♦ niellist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • niello — [nē el′ō] n. pl. nielli [nē el′ē] or niellos [It < VL * nigellum < L nigellus, somewhat black, dark < niger, black] 1. any of a number of alloys of sulfur with silver, lead, copper, etc., characterized by a deep black color and used to… …   English World dictionary

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