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Definition of Ormolu

Ormolu
Ormolu Or`mo*lu", n. [F. or moulu; or gold (L. aurum) + moulu, p. p. of moudre to grind, to mill, L. molere. See Aureate, and Mill.] A variety of brass made to resemble gold by the use of less zinc and more copper in its composition than ordinary brass contains. Its golden color is often heightened by means of lacquer of some sort, or by use of acids. Called also mosaic gold. Ormolu varnish, a varnish applied to metals, as brass, to give the appearance of gold.

Meaning of Ormolu from wikipedia

- Ormolu (/ˈɔːrməluː/; from French or moulu, "grounded/pounded gold") is the gilding technique of applying finely ground, high-carat gold–mercury amalgam...
- other objects such as furniture. It is often gilded to give gilt-bronze or ormolu. Common bronze alloys have the unusual and desirable property of expanding...
- often made of silver or br**** from the 17th century, with porcelain and ormolu coming into use during the 18th century. The light of the candle flame was...
- Pair of Chinese crackled glaze jars with French ormolu mounts, both 18th century...
- from New York, maker unknown. Rosewood, ****gany, bird's eye maple veneer, marble, ormolu, and leather. In the collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum...
- Vernis Martin, after the ebenist who introduced the technique to France. Ormolu, or gilded bronze, was used by master craftsmen including Jean-Pierre Latz...
- furniture also used ebony details, originally due to financial constraints. Ormolu details (gilded bronze furniture mounts and embellishments) displa**** a...
- to ornate entrance halls paneled in the William & Mary style and lit by ormolu and crystal light fixtures. At the uppermost landing was a large carved...
- decorative objects intended to be displa**** together. Frequently made of metal, ormolu, often with gilded wood stands, porcelain (both European and Asian), garnitures...
- Silver, 1843, for the Crown Prince of Hanover French faience, 1860 French ormolu, later 19th century Oxford University Press: OxfordDictionaries.com. "centrepiece"...
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