This is a French art glass cookie jar with a metal rim, lid and handle. The glassmaker is Joma Fabrication Francaise. The date is in the Art Deco period, circa 1930 to 1935. The signature of Joma is on the lower front of the jar.
In most of the photos I positioned the glass in front of a backlight so as to show the colors more effectively.
Joma specialized in producing and coloring and painting clear glass decorative objects and was in business between 1930 and 1935.
This specific cookie jar has ground colored glass fused to the clear glass, yellow at the bottom and orange towards the top. The outside is hand enameled with leaves and nuts. The nuts appear to be hazelnuts, or filberts, which is understandable as the region of Oregon where I live grows hazelnuts for export around the globe, along with acres of vineyards; therefore I often obtain estate items with agrarian themes that are local to my region, though the items originate in other countries.
There are branches with green leaves and brown nuts and some red leaves. The signature of Joma is in black.
The jar is 5 7/8" high to the top of the metal rim, 7 ¼" high to the top of the lid's finial and 4 ¾" wide at the body. The shape of the glass is cylindrical.
The rim is capped in a metal, not sterling silver, with an attached handle. The rim, lid and handle have a raised floral design.
The glass has no chips, nicks or cracks. The wear is on the metal with tarnish and some small denting. The front edge of the lid has two pushed in areas; however they are symmetrical and are supposed to be there to assist in the fit of the lid on the top of the metal rim. The back edge of the lid shows small dents and wear. The metal rim on top of the jar shows tarnish, like perhaps it was silver plated and bits of the silver plate has worn off – like that. The handle shows a lot of tarnish. The metal has no maker's marks. Despite the metal showing its age, this is a beautiful piece of French hand enameled and colored glass.
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