Le Verre Français (Verreries Schneider) | 2 + 1 Similar Cameo Glass Plafonniers | France c.1925


A matching pair of large Le Verre Francais cameo-glass hanging lampshades,designed with geometric and stylised tendrils and signed in the cameo “Charder” for Charles Schneider. With original finials and good quality replacement cast bronzed chains and hooks for suspension. France c1925-30


A single matching patterned but smaller cameo-glass plafonnier in its original brass ring support with repalcement bronzed chains. Apparently Unsigned in the Cameo but certainly by Charles Schneider.

Diam.32cm/12.5in Ht.as displayed 62/24

Verreries Schneider (Le verre Français), Epinay-sur-Seine 1913

Charles Schneider

  • Charles Schneider was born in Chateau-Thierry, near Paris, on 23rd February 1881.

  • His brother, Ernest Schneider (1877-1937), started working for Daum in 1903 as clerk. Charles had started an artistic career and was already active at Daum since 1898.

  • In 1913, the brothers decided to start their own business and bought a small glass factory in association with a friend Henri Wolf, at Epinay-sur-Seine.

  • In 1918, fire destroyed the studios at Galle and a group of artists went to Schneider’s.

  • Early Cameo glass in art Nouveau style is signed “Le Verre Francais” and “Charder” pseudonym for Charles Schneider

  • Pate-de-verre and art deco glass is signed simply “Schneider”

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