19th century Japanese bronze Art Nouveau style bat vase
Exceptional Rookwood Iris glaze vase with life-like flower decoration that encircles the vase by Fred Rothenbusch. Background shades from green to gray to white. Dated 1903. Shape #907D. Artist's initials are incised. Light overall crazing. Height 10 5/8". Acquired from the Ed Kircher collection and pictured in his 1969 book titled Rookwood It's Golden Era of Art Pottery 1880-1929.
aleyma: Horaku, Owl and Bat netsuke, early to mid 19th century (source).
Emille Galle continued to incorporate experimental techniques into his work, such as metallic foils and air bubbles, and also revitalized the glass industry by establishing a workshop to mass-produce his, and other artists', designs. The factory would employ 300 workers and artisans at its height, including the notable glassmaker Eugène Rosseau, and remained in operation until 1936.