Verreries Charles Schneider | Wrought-Iron Art Deco Ceiling Light | France c.1930


A good quality art deco three-branch hanging lamp by Verreries Charles Schneider but apparently unsigned, the simple wrought-iron framework supporting a moulded and polished-glass plafonnier with three matching lampshades of similar design. France, c.1930.

Ht. 91.5cm/36ins; w.58.5/23.

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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