Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gilded metal much used for decorative objects, either real bronze, or often brass, latten, or some similar yellow metal.

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Examples

  • Tomilson Hill, Maggie Nimkin (photo); Getty Images (Hill); Bloomberg News (Black); Patrick McMullan (Safra; Steinhardt) Chicago hotelier Tom Pritzker is buying up 700-year-old Tibetan paintings but says he "can't compete" with Chinese buyers for gilt-bronze Buddhas.

    Following the Smart Art Money

  • Tibetan gilt-bronze Buddhist figures with ties to imperial China.

    Following the Smart Art Money

  • Buddhist Bronze This early Ming gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus was made as a devotional object for China's imperial family.

    The New Masters

  • Christie's Gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus Buddhist Bronze This early Ming gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus was made as a devotional object for China's imperial family.

    Art's New Pecking Order

  • At the roof level, defined by the elaborate cornice of sculpted masks of comedy and tragedy, the flattened green dome of the auditorium is crowned by Millet's immense "Apollo" and flanked by two gilt-bronze allegorical groups, "Harmony" on the left and "Poetry" on the right, by the sculptor Charles Guméry.

    Architecture as Allegory

  • From the Grand Hall will come a striking gilt-bronze and ormolu center table from the late 18th-early 19th century attributed to one of the renowned cabinet decorators of the time, sculptor Pierre-Philippe Thomire.

    The Soul of a French Palace

  • A pair of 18th-century, gilt-bronze sphinxes proudly spreading their wings is estimated at €700-€1,000; and a wonderful early-19th-century, modern-looking, glass cup and saucer in yellow, mauve and white, at €600-€800.

    The Soul of a French Palace

  • In the sale will be an exquisite, gilt-bronze mounted case for drawing instruments that he suggests were most probably made for her daughter Louise Marie Therese D'Artois, later Duchess of Parma.

    Buying Aristocratic Art

  • Each plaque is set into a gilt-bronze frame and mounted into the wood desk.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Two gilt-bronze strap-ends were decorated in the form of human faces rather sweet, as strap-ends on human garments are often decorated with animals.

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