Verreries Charles Schneider | 2 Large Wrought-Iron Wall Lights | France c.1930


A pair of large wrought-iron wall lights, the pierced geometric framework each hanging pendant a strongly coloured orange and dark purple “pate-de-verre” lampshade by Charles Schneider. France c1930

Ht.(backplate)46cm/18in, Ht.(overall) 52/20.5, W.21/8.25, Dpth.14/5.5

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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