Le Verre Français (Verreries Schneider) | “Cardamines” Cameo Plafonnier | France c.1925


A good quality “Le Verre Francais” cameo glass plafonnier of deep bowl form designed with stylised flowers and grasses in the “Cardamines” pattern by Charles Schneider but apparently unsigned. Supplied with bronzed fitments for suspension. France c1925.

Provenance: See Le Louvres Des Antiquaires: “Charles Schneider: Maitre-Verrier”(1984) pp.68 and 69 for this design  .

Ht.(as displayed) 61cm/24in, Diam.33/3

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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