A decorative band used on Venetian glass, jelly glasses and lower parts of the bowls of some drinking glasses. It originated from a popular silver form of molded, applied or cut sections of reeds.
Continuous convex curves or reeding on metalwork, but also imitated on furniture and ceramics. Gadroon borders are made up of interlocking, repeated comma-like bosses, the resulting effect being of a circle in motion. On European TIN-GLAZED EARTHENWARE painted gadroon borders, known as false gadrooning, simulate a three-dimensional effect.
A term derived from the French word 'godron', which means 'ruffle', it's a carved decorative edge moulding, often found on the handles and rims of C18th silver, which is composed of a series of raised convex curves. In furniture, the term applies to an ornamental carved edge of tapered, curving and alternating concave and convex sections, usually diverging obliquely either side of a central point. This decoration is also found set square to the edge, in which case, on furniture, it's called Nulling.
Lobed decoration consisting of convex curves. You'll usually see gadrooning on a surface curved in more than one plane--such as embossed bronze.
Garnish German silver Gilding
A surface decoration composed of a series of parallel, smooth, rounded ridges juxtaposed vertically, or sometimes set diagonally or in a swirling pattern. In appearance, gadrooning is the opposite of fluting.
Continuous convex curves or reeding on metalwork, furniture and ceramics, that is used to create a border or edging on a curved surface such as a rim.
A style of ornament used as a border or decoration on furniture and on the rims of silver bowls, plates, candlesticks, etc.
A form of decoration most frequently found on architecture and in metalwork, characterized by sequential convex moldings that curve around a circular surface.
fluting usually applied as an edging.
Border pattern usually made with a series of alternating flutes and lobes.
A decorative cast molding resembling a row of oval-shapped beads 1/4" or so in size. In American pewter it is most often found on candlesticks made by the Meriden Britannia Manufacturing Co., Flag & Homan, and Homan & Co. A narrow rope-like type of stamped gadrooning is found on some Trask britannia pieces.Also see Beading.
Ornamentation consisting of narrow, parallel, vertical panels, usually tapering in width. The panels may be convex, concave, or alternating convex and concave.
A carved decoration to the edges of tables, desks, shelves, etc., widely used from the 16th century onwards. Properly the term applies to silver, and originated in the shape of clenched knuckles.