Absolutely Fuhrman Glass... The history of Verlys is also littered with contradictions, however it is my OWN belief and understanding that:
Verlys established itself in France c1931 as a part of the Societe Anonyme Holophane, Les Andelys, from which the factory took its name.
In 1935 Verlys of America was created in a wholly owned subsidiary of Holophane Lighting Company, Inc, located in Newark, Ohio. Glassware was produced there from c1935 to c1951. Verlys of America purchased molds from Holphane Francaise, the French Verlys company.
It is only the signatures which can determine each factory. Verlys of America was the only company of the two to pen etch their signature. The French Verlys, was always signed in the mould and in one of three ways: A Verlys France; Verlys France, or Verlys Made in France.
Note that the word ‘France’ is always included in the signature, denoting country of origin.
Though Verlys America ceased operations c1951, A. H. Heisey Company leased some of the moulds from them in June c1955.
These were: Chrysanthemum, Pine Cone, Rose, Tassel, Thistle, Wild Duck and Water Lily bowls. The Gems Vase was also included, as were other patterns produced using etched crystal only. Heisey used these moulds for about 2 years, and then returned them to Verlys of America in c1957. None of the Heisey pieces were signed.
To add to the above history, The Fenton Art Glass Company bought all of the American Verlys Moulds in c1966. All of the pieces from these moulds will be signed or labelled Fenton…
Victor Arwas, was very much indeed a knowledgeable man, now sadly missed. I have spoken many times with his wife, who rightfully carries on with the Arwas dynasty of most things Art Deco... I have turend to her also about my M Model Lamp (please see my posting) and she, like many of us, rely upon people in France of today to assist and to establish with all manner of things.... FRENCH!
None of us should caution the authors of our yesteryears. Most acted in the best of good faiths with the information that they had close at hand.... most of which was long before Google Search!!!
We should all of us be appalauded here at GMB for our own imput. Some wrong. Some right. But all of it very very helpful. John