basse-taille

adjective
\(ˈ)bä-¦stī\

Definition of basse-taille 

: having a background carved in low relief used of an enameling technique in which translucent enamels are applied over such a background or of objects enameled by this method a baisse-taille silver brooch

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History and Etymology for basse-taille

French, literally, a low cutting, from basse (feminine of bas low) + taille act of cutting (tax)

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