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 so as to give a reddish or orange hue to the glass at the top. The outside is hand enameled with leaves and currants (or berries.)
There are red branches with red leaves and red currants. The signature of Joma is in red.
The jar is 6" high to the top of the metal rim, 7 3/4" high to the top of the lid's finial and 5 ½" wide at the upper belly. The shape of the glass is narrower at the bottom and wider at the top.
The rim is capped in a metal, not sterling silver, with an attached handle. The lid has an ornate raised design and a fancy open finial. The metal on the rim has a raised floral and foliage design.
The glass has no chips, nicks or cracks. The wear is on the metal with tarnish and the tarnish shows under the lid, on the rim and on the handle. There is a bluish powdery substance adhering to the metal on the underside of the lid. If the metal was silver plated at one time, then the wear to the silver plate is in the plates I mentioned because that is what is looks like, silver plate wear though it may be another type of metal wear. Despite the metal showing its age, this is a beautiful piece of French hand enameled and colored glass.
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