fleuron(s) ☜☞ motivo(s) ornamental(es)

Fleuron(s) or printers' flowers are frequently encountered in bibliographic descriptions and records.  They are the decorative aspect of typography from the very beginning of the invention of printing. They were metal type, often cast in the shape of a single botanical elements (flower, leaf, vine) and combined in pleasing designs forming interesting patters. 

Fleuron is a catch-all-word for metal type produced by foundries beyond the letters and numbers offered in the sort. They are comprised of primarily of botanical shapes (hence the name), but also include geometric, architectural, and typographic shapes. Punctuation marks are often grouped in the category of fleurons.

In this website, we have attempted for systematize all ORNAMENTS, fleurons among them, 
(second entry on the Navigation Bar).

See also: ornaments (typographic)