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What is Gadrooning?

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 10, 2018

GADROONING

A decorative motif in glassmaking of continuous short repetitive vertical sections of either reeding or ribs.  Some of these have tiny protruding spikes of glass brought out and away from the vessel at the end of the row of gadroons.  Most often this decoration is applied after the vessel has been formed.

The following pictures show examples from the Allaire Collection to illustrate various styles of gadroon decoration.

19th c. GOBLET

19th c. GOBLET

ENGLISH JELLY GLASS c. 1680

ENGLISH JELLY GLASS c. 1680

WINE GLASS , ENGLAND OR NETHERLANDS c. 1650

VENETIAN WINE GOBLET First half of 17th c.

BOHEMIAN ENGRAVED GOBLET 1700-1720

BOHEMIAN ENGRAVED GOBLET 1700-1720

VENETIAN WINE GOBLET First half of 17th c.

WINE GLASS , ENGLAND OR NETHERLANDS c. 1650

SMALL ENGLISH TANKARD c. 1770

SMALL ENGLISH TANKARD c. 1770

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