A decorative style of the early to mid-18th century, primarily influencing the ornamental arts in Europe, especially in France, southern Germany and Austria. The character of its formal idiom is marked by asymmetry and naturalism, displaying in particular a fascination with shell-like and watery forms. Further information on the Rococo can be found in this dictionary within the survey articles on the relevant countries....
Richard John and Ludwig Tavernier
M. Hamilton-Phillips and R. P. Maccubbin
Term applied primarily to decorative arts produced in The Netherlands and England during the reign (1689–1702) of William III and Mary II (