Definitions

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  • adjective Pertaining to an ornate style of architecture of 16th century Spain suggestive of silver plate.

Etymologies

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From the Spanish plateresco, in the manner of a silversmith, from platero, silversmith, from plata, silver.

Examples

  • This magnificent decoration, suggestive of the finest work in rare metals, is, in fact, called "plateresque," from its resemblance to the work of silversmiths.

    The Jewel City

  • Adjoining it is an equally venerable architectural masterpiece with an unusual elliptical plan, virtually unique in Mexico, the plateresque Chapel of the Third Order.

    Hats off to Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas

  • Adjoining it is an equally venerable architectural masterpiece with an unusual elliptical plan, virtually unique in Mexico, the plateresque Chapel of the Third Order.

    Hats off to Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas

  • It was built using a rich mixture of architectural styles including late gothic, renaissance and plateresque with Indian motifs.

    Malinalco, Mexico - A Font Of Mexico's History

  • It was built using a rich mixture of architectural styles including late gothic, renaissance and plateresque with Indian motifs.

    Malinalco, Mexico - A Font Of Mexico's History

  • Worthy of admiration, too, are several old plateresque rococo altarpieces.

    The Oaxaca Valley: a week's adventures in a single day...

  • Worthy of admiration, too, are several old plateresque rococo altarpieces.

    The Oaxaca Valley: a week's adventures in a single day...

  • When this is grayed with age it is indeed of the effect of old silver work; but the plateresque in Valladolid does not suggest fragility or triviality; its grace is perhaps rather feminine than masculine; but at the worst it is only the ultimation of the decorative genius of the Gothic.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • It is a very clean-looking, cold-looking white monument of the Catholic faith, with a retablo attributed to Berruguete, and much plateresque Gothic detail mingled with Byzantine ornament, and

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Granada, in the heart of their great conquest; and it is a most beautiful church, of a mingled Saracenic plateresque Gothic, as the guide-books remind me, and extravagantly baroque as I myself found it.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

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  • His lashings of gold are grotesque,

    A Midas self-mocked in burlesque.

    His shill, pallid Pence,

    Is small change and hence

    Permitted the cold plateresque.

    October 11, 2018

  • Oh, nice! I am ever in awe at your skill with these, qms.

    October 11, 2018

  • zuzu, you make it a pleasure to post them.

    October 11, 2018