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An ornament composed chiefly of ovoid or more elongated bosses regularly repeated, side by side.
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Precisely drawn gadrooning edges the hem and visually relates to the gadrooned inner border on Ann Jones Flower's quilt.
The influence of French silversmiths is evident in the gadrooning and reeding of the different porcelain bodies which were often decorated in colour with the popular Japanese images of the day.
Lanmon categorises the collection into chaptered types, beginning with 17th-Century English Objects of Lead Glass' (included are several examples from the 1670s and '80s, 'possibly Ravenscroft'), followed by, among others, 'Gadrooning', 'Diamond-Point Engraving', 'Wheel Engraved English Glass', 'Panel-Moulded Stems', 'Jacobite Glass', and 'Branches &.
Here the forms of the late baroque are effortlessly transformed into the new style: 'the asymmetry, the use of shells and shell-like gadrooning, and the abandonment of any tectonic structure, are already Rococo'.