Chasing is a process whereby the front surface of a metal object is decorated by indenting the metal without cutting or engraving the surface. The metal is usually secured in pitch poured into a bowl. A hammer is used to strike a punch-like tool, referred to as a chaser, thereby indenting the metal. A metal object that has been decorated by the chasing process is said to have been chased.
Victorian Rolled-Gold Plated Chased Bangle Bracelet.