Detail of an 18th century font with a gadrooned bowl in St Michael's Church
- 1940 - 1962
- St Michael's Church, Stone, Stafford, Staffordshire
- Photograph (Negative)
Detail of an 18th century font with a highly decorated gadrooned bowl and base. At the rim of the bowl is a a three-strand plait with a metal band around it. Underneath this are interlocking patterns, including a circular and square pattern. Around these shapes are small carved animals, including a deer and an animal head that could be a lion or bear. On the base are circular patterns with more small carvings, including a cross, the head of a buck with antlers and a human head wearing a form of crown. Gadroon is the use of strips of material with a concave dip to decorate a bowl. All of the strips used on this font have small balls throughout to decorate.
© Historic England Archive
Photographer: Harris, Caroline
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