This is a French Paris cameo vase, Le Verre Francais, a division of Schneider glass. The date is circa 1925 to 1927.
The pattern is called Epinette, which is a type of evergreen shrub or tree. The vase is signed Le Verre Francais on one side on the foot, acid-etched, and the candy cane mark is on the other side of the top of the foot, except that the colored glass is no longer there; the candy cane mark is another mark used by the company to identify their glass, used on some pieces, but not all pieces. The bottom of the vase shows the word France in the glass. The distinctive candy cane mark is shown in one photo where I draw an arrow and a question mark pointing to the candy cane mark, or where the piece of colored glass was originally. Sometimes there is also a cameo signature of Charder, but this vase does not have it.
The vase is 9 ¼" high, 4" wide at the mouth and 3 ½" wide at the belly. The shape is cylindrical, flaring into a wide mouth and tapering to a round foot.
The glass is in two layers, with the top layer having one acid cut to produce the cameo pattern. The thicker interior layer is a mottled yellow and orange glass, and the top layer is a violet-brown glass. The overlay glass remains intact on the foot and under the mouth.
You can view more glass in this pattern in the book by Gerard Bertrand "Schneider Maitre Verrier" on pages 112 and 113.
In 2003, the final hammer price at Christies in Amsterdam on an Epinette vase was $2,080.
There are no chips or cracks. The foot shows some wear age with a few pinpricks of roughness when felt with the fingertips. The rim of the mouth has one unusual smooth area, not a repair, just how the glass was made. The pontil is round, indented and smooth.
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