Crocket

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For other uses, see Crocket (disambiguation).
Croquets applied to the finials at Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk, Ostend, Belgium

A crocket (or, croquet) is a hook-shaped decorative element common in Gothic architecture. The name derives from the diminutive of the French croc, meaning "hook", due to the resemblance of crockets to a bishop's crosier.

Description[edit]

A crocket is in the form of a stylised carving of curled leaves, buds or flowers which is used at regular intervals to decorate the sloping edges of spires, finials, pinnacles, and wimpergs.

As ornament[edit]

When used to decorate the capital of columns, these are called crocket capitals. This element is also used as an ornament on furniture and metalwork in the Gothic style.

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