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A Florentine finish is a textured surface decoration on metal composed of intersecting sets of parallel lines. A flat graver that cuts a series of lines is used for this technique.



A on a metal's surface reduces the metal's reflectivity. It is accomplished by engraving parallel lines into the surface using a sharp tool, and then making more lines or curves at right angles (cross-hatching).

Florentine Finish: A Florentine finish is a cross-hatched pattern, tooled into the surface of a metal. The lines are often coarse and more deep than that of a "brushed finish".


A surface in which parallel lines are engraved in one direction, then crossed with lighter perpendicular lines.
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Florentine Finish - This surface finish pattern includes a series of engraved parallel lines crossed lightly by perpendicular lines.

- a crosshatched pattern which is tooled into the surface of a metal.
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Florentine finish - A textured surface for precious metal produced by engraving a series of parallel lines in one direction, then cross-hatching them at a 90 angle more lightly than in the first direction.

A finish applied to metal, usually applied by hand, consisting of a series of parallel lines engraved in two directions perpendicular to each other.

Florentine finish
Metal finish featuring a textured, brushed surface.
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The texture on a metal's surface in which small lines are engraved in a crosshatch pattern.
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Florentine Finish: Also called the brushed finish, it is where parallel lines are engraved into the surface of the metal in one direction and then they are crossed with a lighter set of lines.

: An engraving technique wherein parallel lines are cut into metal in two different directions. This cross-hatching effect creates an interesting finely grooved texture.

Florentine Finish:A type of metal finish achieved by etching or engraving parallel lines into the metal's surface in order to reduce shine.

The beautiful Art pin above has delicate enamel work, blue and green cabachon plastic moonstones, tiny, clear rhinestones, a dangle, and a .

She also incorporated both hammered and Florentine finishes. She did not like very shiny or slick finishes. Macrame was a popular hobby at this time, so Diane designed pieces that resembled cord work or passementerie.

Finish (Florentine)
Also known as brushed finish, a is crosshatching, applied by hand with a line graver to the surface of metal
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to high-quality pieces included figurals, Victorian replicas, and many different styles. The beautiful Art pin above has delicate enamel work, blue and green cabachon plastic moonstones, tiny, clear rhinestones, a dangle, and a Florentine finish.

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