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hollowware

[hol-oh-wair] /ˈhɒl oʊˌwɛər/
noun
1.
silver dishes, as serving dishes, having some depth (distinguished from flatware).
Also, holloware.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; hollow + ware1
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hollowware

/ˈhɒləʊˌwɛə/
noun
1.
hollow articles made of metal, china, etc, such as pots, jugs, and kettles Compare flatware (sense 2)
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Encyclopedia Article for hollowware

hollow metal utensils and artifacts. The simplest metalwork technique for making hollowware is to join pieces of sheet metal together, using rivets, solder, or other means. A riveted bucket is a simple example. Raising, a technique dating from at least the 3rd millennium BC, is commonly used for hollowware in silver, copper, and other malleable metals: a disk of sheet metal is gradually shaped into a hollow form over a stake or anvil by a series of hammer blows spiraling from the centre of the convex side; the hammer marks are later removed with a smooth, planishing hammer

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