Le Verre Français (Verreries Schneider) | A Wrought-Iron “Mushroom” Table Lamp | France c.1925


A wrought-iron and glass table lamp designed with berries, the Le Verre Francais cameo-glass lampshade designed by Schneider with snails climbing foliage; unsigned; France, c.1925

Ht.36cm/14in; w.(base)12.5/5

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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