A RARE ART NOUVEAU “BUTTERFLIES AND BATS” POCKETWATCH, BY RENE LALIQUE
Of gilt-finished jeweled lever movement, the openface pocketwatch of circular outline with blued-steel moon-style hands and applied black enameled Arabic numerals, against the gold ground accented by blue and white enameled fluttering butterflies, within a polished gold case, the reverse depicting numerous flying purplish blue enameled bats, with scattered moonstone accents, further embellished by a sculpted gold serpent bow, circa 1899-1900, with French export marks.
Witold Wojtkiewicz - Jadwiga Mrozowska jako Psyche (w dramacie Jerzego Żuławskiego “Eros i Psyche”), 1904
Jadwiga Mrozowska as Psyche in the play ‘Eros and Psyche’ by Jerzy Żuławski, drawn by Witold Wojtkiewicz, a Polish modernist painter in 1904.
This is downright cute