Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of strapwork in English:
Ornamentation imitating pierced and interlaced straps.
- The altar has a profusion of Mannerist ornament, pierced scrollwork, vigorous strapwork, combined with many tiny figures, and floral and grotesque motifs.
- Between the plaques the dish is covered with finely cast strapwork, birds, masks, serpents, fruit, flowers and winged horses.
- Plates made by Kornilov decorated with orange and green strapwork clearly inspired by the decoration on the Kremlin Service were also popular in the West.
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