ball and claw foot

For term searches and specialty glossaries, please try the new GBK glossaries
17:01 Feb 3, 2010
English to Catalan translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Furniture / Household Appliances
Additional field(s): Architecture, Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
English term or phrase: ball and claw foot
Definition from Traditional Enterprises, LLC:
A carved foot motif that resembling a ball or egg held in an eagle, crane, dragon or lion's claw. Most associated with 18th-century American and English furniture, the ball and claw foot's origins were in China as the dragon claw clutching a pearl, crystal ball or jewel.

Example sentence(s):
  • Ball and claw feet are the most familiar kind of traditional style bath foot. The foot consists of a claw or talon in relief grasping a ball which rests on the floor. Ball and claw feet vary greatly in the amount of detail and may be more or less ornate.
  • This is a very rare small foot stool. It is 10 1/2 in diameter and 5 tall. This is the way I purchased it, but I am sure at one time it probably had a rounded dome top cushion. The excellent cast ball and claw feet are in great condition. Scripps Networks, Inc.
  • Alastair A. Stair takes you on a journey across cultures in this history of the ball-and-claw foot and its regional variations, in terms of how the muscles are carved, how the claw is angled or curved, and the overall tension shown in the piece. The Tauton Press
Glossary-building KudoZ

This question was created by:

This question will remain open until an answer receives the required level of agreement from peers. Submission is still possible.

Summary of translations provided
5 +1Pota "garra i bola"
iolanda casacuberta


Translations offered

65 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Pota "garra i bola"

Definition from Generalitat de Catalunya:
pota f
1 (d'un animal) pata.
2 (petge) pata. Les potes d'una taula, las patas de una mesa.

Garra: Tars dels animals
Bola: Figura esfèrica que hom representa ombrejada per a donar-li relleu, la qual cosa la distingeix del besant i de la rodella

Example sentence(s):
  • fases de creació de la pota "garra i bola" d'un moble inspirat en l'estil chippendale - Stand 16  
  • En una altra foto, mostrem un model de llit dels anomenats de mig pilars, en aquest cas, amb una pota cabriolé acabada amb garra i bola que combina una decoració de color vermellós amb el daurat - Jornades d'estudi del moble  
  • En un altre dibuix costumista de Tramulles (fig. 2) es documenta una escena en la cambra d’una duquessa, o similar, amb un peu de mig pilar igualment cabriolé acabat en garra i bola. Les peces més excel·lents solien dur aquests peus o també amb garra de cabra. Es trobaven per tot Catalunya - Jornades d'estudi del moble  
iolanda casacuberta
Local time: 08:18
Native speaker of: Native in CatalanCatalan, Native in SpanishSpanish

Votes in favor of/against selecting this as the best translation of the term asked
Yes  Sonia Real Puigdollers
8 days
  -> Moltes gràcies un altre cop, Sònia. :-)
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Your current localization setting


Select a language

Term search
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search