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Espagnolette

Espagnolette   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
54 words

Term used in English in two unrelated senses. It can denote either the hinged fastening of a French window or

espagnolette

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
23 words

A female mask with a ruff round the head and under the chin, it was a popular motif in 18th-century French decoration....

mascaron

mascaron  

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Representation of a human or partly human face, more or less caricatured, used as an architectural ornament, e.g. on a keystone over an arch.

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