gadroon

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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.
Gadrooning was a notable element in the 1740s and '50s, curved edges and oblong tickets came into fashion and cast labels were introduced, with mouldings and engravings on a scroll in the centre.
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.