découpé (ferronnerie)

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by morristhepen, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. morristhepen Senior Member

    Roussillon, Provence
    English (UK)
    [h=3]Briquet pistolet[/h]Technique : Fer forgé, découpé, gravé, incrusté d’or, bois, silex
    Une des plus hautes expressions de l’art du briquet ancien est le briquet de table dit briquet

    Working on a text for a museum of wrought iron ware.... and this word comes up often. Termium etc research seems to suggest 'trimmed'. Any smiths out there?
  2. morristhepen Senior Member

    Roussillon, Provence
    English (UK)
    Would love an answer to this one...
  3. Michelvar

    Michelvar quasimodo

    Marseille - France
    French from France
    see here for two examples, the parts highlighted in red : The iron has been forged into plates, then cut with scissors (that's why it's called "fer découpé"), then engraved...

    I don't know the English for it.

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