Verreries Charles Schneider | Wrought-Iron Twin-Arm Desk Lamp | France c.1920


A good quality wrought-iron two-branch desk lamp designed with gingko leaves by an unknown designer , supporting two rare “pate-de-verre” lampshades in strong mottled tones of orange and blue with applied teardrop to the glass design; signed in the glass “Schneider. France, c.1925.

Ht.52/20.5; w.40/16

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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