A term originally used from the 16th century onwards to describe fancy rock-work and shell-work for fountains and grottoes. It was identified in the 18th century with ornament based on such forms and hence with some of the more fanciful and decorative aspects of Rococo, a term with which it has since become synonymous.


October 10, 2014

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