Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Decorative work done in silver.

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  • n. Work, usually ornamental, done in silver.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. decorative work made of silver

Etymologies

silver +‎ work (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In 1459, the son of the Duke of Milan was amazed by what he saw at the Palazzo Medici -- "the decorative tapestries, the chests of inestimable craftsmanship and value, the masterful sculptures, the infinitely varied patterns and silverwork" -- and he neglected to mention the greatest treasures of all, paintings by such masters as Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi.

    David Galenson: Art and Money in Renaissance Florence

  • Consider the conquistadors of Christian Spain erecting polychrome crucifixes and santos over the ruins of Teotihuacan and Cuzcuo, while holding ornamented monstrances of pristine silverwork over the corpses and captives of preColumbia.

    G. Roger Denson: China Takes Top Spot in Art Auction Sales Away From the US & UK -- What It Means for Global Culture

  • C.R. Ashbee's Guild of Handicraft specialized in making amazingly beautiful silverwork during the late 1800s.

    C.R. Ashbee In The 21st Century

  • He passed along the craft of silverwork to my father out of a sense of tradition more than anything else, which ended up being arbitrary anyway.

    The Dragon’s Apprentice

  • From beading and silverwork to textile design, Africa as a whole has a rich, often untapped talent pool of skilled artisans, many of which are captured here.

    Summer Rayne Oakes: The Top 10 Coolest African Fair-Trade Fashions

  • Kabotie's paintings and silverwork have an organic graffiti-like quality with dynamic motion and symbolism, with a rich color palette on canvas and an added dimension when rendered in silver.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • The O Russei Market, popularly known as the Russian Market, has stall after stall of silverwork, tiny bronze Buddha amulets, and gorgeous handmade cloth.

    Cambodia: Phnom Penh, 1996: A Trip Journal

  • After a few days of sight-seeing, shopping for crafts such as ceramics, embroidery, silverwork and leatherwork, you can either return to your hotel for a fine meal, or sit outside in restaurant patios surrounding the plazas, watch the people, and listen to free concerts.

    Queretaro: cultural mecca with colonial charm

  • We saw Japanese arts and crafts, silverwork from Paul Revere's time onward almost to ours, modern paintings, and more.

    Science press releases

  • It as a very colourful marketplace with a lot of handcrafted products, silverwork, shawls, daggers; you name it.

    Archive 2008-12-01

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