The vase is photographed against a back light so that the beautiful colors the glass maker used to paint the vase show well. In the last photo, the vase is not lit up by a backlight.
This is an exceptionally beautiful French art glass vase, ideal for the Southwest or mountain lodge décor, and quite masculine in appearance. The glassmaker is F. Joma, signed on the front of the vase, and the vase dates to the 20th century, circa 1930 – 1935.
I included a photo of the reference citation for the signature in the first photograph.
The vase is 9 ½" high and 5" wide at the lower belly.
The glass is clear. The colors are from the applications of fused colored ground glass along with colored enamel and paint, giving an impression of cameo relief from a distance with the color black silhouetted against shades of orange, gray and purple.
The moose or elk is on the front of the vase, with the Joma signature to the right. There are trees reach toward the skyline and birds flying in the sky. Across the lake is a rugged shoreline with craggy cliffs and mountains. The scene encircles the vase entirely and is at the top end of French art from this time period.
The bulbous vase rests on a round foot. The rim bulges out. The orange is fused glass on the inside of the vase. The rim is polished flat. The inside rim is polished smooth, with a tiny bit of missing color, and an indentation that is smooth and from the glass making process.
The bottom is smooth and slightly indented from the pontil.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks.
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