gadroon

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gadroon, godroon

An ornament composed chiefly of ovoid or more elongated bosses regularly repeated, side by side.
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24) This vase, made of rock crystal engraved with gadroons, is topped with a lid with a radiating decoration of oval medallions and cherubs' heads organised round the knob, formed from a bouquet of rioters in the same vein as the garland on the other cup, but supported by four children's beads (Fig.