Here’s a trivia question – what is a “Gadroon”?
A. A Dutch chocolate bon bon made with distilled tulip nectar, popular during Tulip Mania in the 1630s
B. A member of the elite Florentine bodyguards who served the Medici family during the Renaissance
C. A type of fancy draft horse that is a cross between a Thoroughbred stallion and a Clydesdale mare
D. A series or band of raised convex segments or mouldings forming an ornamental surface pattern
Well, you ARE reading Rejuvenation’s blog after all, so no doubt you’ve zeroed in on D.
*A Note for Lighting Glass Nerds
In 1910, Jefferson Glass Company was sued by Macbeth-Evans Glass Company over the chemical composition of Moonstone glass, which Macbeth-Evans claimed was the same as their proprietary formula for Alba glass. Alba was the first semi-translucent opal diffusing glass, introduced in 1903 and a highly valuable trade secret. Macbeth-Evans prevailed, and after 1913 Jefferson’s Moonstone glass was altered to a different formula. Interestingly, only one company in the United States still makes blown opal diffusing glass shades today. This is the family-owned factory Rejuvenation partners with, located in the same state as the Jefferson Glass Company’s former headquarters in Follansbee, West Virginia – a state where glass-making experience and tradition extends back for more than a century.