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Description Rousseau was an innovative ceramist and glass designer who played a pivotal role in introducing Japanese motifs into French decorative arts. At the 1884 Paris Union Centrale exhibition, he first exhibited "crackle" glass, which was created using a 16th-century Venetian technique in which the glass is immersed in cold water between firings. The actual production of the glass was carried out by Appert Frères, a glass manufactory in the Paris suburb of Clichy.
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1894 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest [from 5 West Mt. Vernon Place].
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Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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ca. 1884
layered glass with gold foil inclusions
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18 1/2 in. (47 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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