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Acid etched cameo glass bowl in two colors, matte interior, polished pontil, fire polished, signed with the star signature, which dates it to between 1904 and 1914.
Upon Emile Gallé's death in 1904 from leukemia, his widow, Henriette, along with Gallé's friend Victor Prouvé, continued the operation of the factory. Most of the pieces produced during this time were marked with a star next the the Gallé signature as a mark of mourning and respect. The use of the star was discontinued after Henriette's death in 1914, and production was stopped altogether during World War I. After the war, production resumed under Gallé's son-in-law, Paul Perdrizet, and operation continued until approximately 1935.