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Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

Schneider Glassworks (France, 1917-81)
Schneider Glassworks (France, 1917-81)

The Schneider Glassworks (Verreries Schneider), established by brothers Charles and Ernest Schneider in Epinay-sur-Seine, France, in 1917, was among the leading producers of fine-art glass between the two world wars, creating exuberantly colorful vessels and lighting fixtures in both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. The factory’s highpoint was the 1920s, when it created iconic chandeliers and exquisitely decorated cameo glass vases that are still in high demand today.

Born in the last quarter of the 19th century in Château-Thierry, near Paris, Charles and Ernest Schneider moved with their family at a young age to Nancy, a major center of Art Nouveau design, particularly known for glass. Among the city’s master makers was the crystal studio Daum, where both brothers worked at the turn of the 20th century, Ernest in sales, and Charles receiving training in the engraving and decoration workshop, while concurrently learning drawing and modeling with Henri Bergé and attending the École des Beaux-Arts in Nancy. In 1904, he enrolled at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, in Paris, where he studied painting and metal engraving and regularly showed in the engraving section of the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français, twice receiving a prize.

Around 1912 the brothers and their friend, architect Henri Wolf, bought a small glass factory specializing in lightbulbs, renaming it Schneider Frères et Wolff. The partners enticed a group of about 20 workers from the Daum workshop to join the company, which produced high-quality cameo vases and lamps until the outbreak of World War I, in 1914, when Charles, Ernest and most of the workers were called up to fight. The Schneiders were demobbed in 1917 and reopened the factory, initially making practical glassware for hospitals. After the war, to fund their reentry into the art-glass market, they sold shares in the company, now named the Société Anonyme des Verreries Schneider. The success of the elegant drinking glasses and Art Nouveau-style cameo vases they produced allowed the brothers to buy back the shares, at which point they renamed the factory Verreries Schneider.

When a fire destroyed the Gallé studios in 1918, the Schneiders offered space to a group of the company’s artists so they could continue production. In return, they taught Charles marqueterie de verre. Similar to wood marquetry, this process involves cutting sections out of a glass surface and filling them with pieces of a contrasting color. In 1921, Schneider trademarked his technique for making cameo glass lamps and vases — exemplified in this piece from the early 1920s — which he signed “Le Verre Français” or “Charder,” the latter perhaps a portmanteau combining his first and last names. These works were popular and sold well at France’s top department stores, including Galeries Lafayette and Le Bon Marché. More elaborate, one-of-a-kind pieces from the studio were signed “Schneider” and offered at Paris art galleries like Au Vase Etrusque and Delvaux.

The Schneiders participated in the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne in Paris, at which Charles was a member of the jury. The company was at its peak, expanding both its design repertoire and the number of workers, to 500. During this period, it began moving away from the organic shapes of Art Nouveau to the more geometric designs of Art Deco, with some pieces embodying a kind of transitional style, such as this chandelier. Charles also began experimenting with pigmented powders, fine crushed glass mixed with metal oxides, which yielded brilliant, iridescent colors when applied to a glass surface.

A large portion of the factory’s art glass production was sold in the United States. When the U.S. stock market crashed in 1929, demand was all but obliterated, and the company struggled to stay afloat throughout the 1930s. Ernest died in 1937, and during World War II, the factory was seized by German troops and used as a canteen. In 1950, Charles and his son set up a new factory called Cristalleries Schneider in Epinay-sur-Seine, which for several years produced free-blown glass vases, small sculptures and lighting fixtures to some acclaim. Charles Schneider died in 1952, and the factory eventually closed in 1981.

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La Verre Francais Stylized Palm Tree Cameo Glass Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
This rare cameo glass vase was realized by Charles Schneider- one of the most illustrious and influential glass blowers of the period in France, circa 1930. It is part of his celebra...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Charles Schneinder Art Glass Art Deco Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Fairfax, VA
French 1920's acid cut glass hand blown art glass vase.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Schneider, LeVere Francais Cameo Glass Lamp, circa 1920
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A Schneider, LeVere Francais cameo glass lamp, circa 1920, the frosted glass internally mottled with lilac and overlaid in graduating shades of brown and orange. Etched with stylized...
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1920s Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco vase by Le Verre Francais under the creative direction of Charles Schneider, this piece have been carved in the cameo technique to depict a foliage and flowers in pink-reddi...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais Cameo Glass Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charles Schneider (1881-1953) Le Verre Francais Cameo Glass Vase France, 1923-1926 of ovoid form decorated with flowers in purple and pink on a mottled pink and orange ground ...
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20th Century Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Charles Schneider French Art Deco Vase, 1914-1918
By Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco vase by Charles Schneider Epinay-sur-Seine (Paris), 1914-1918. Unusual vase colored with bright yellow and rich orange colors overlaid with a veil of dark brown/black...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Wrought Iron

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco mottled opalescent white, yellow and orange glass vase, overlaid with green and brown colors, acid etched and wheel carved in the Anneles pattern by Le Verre Francais. Made...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Rare Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
A rare Art Deco Mottled opalescent white, and pink colored glass vase, overlaid with green and black with an acid-etched and wheel carved to the Frenes pattern by Le Verre Francais u...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass vase by Le Verre Francais in the orchids pattern, under Charles Schneider creative design this piece had beautiful lines. Made in France circa 1926 Signature Le Ver...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco mottled opalescent white, yellow and orange glass vase, overlaid with violet, acid etched and wheel carved to the Lauries pattern by Le Verre Francais. Made in France, circ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass vase by Charles Schneider in the Pluviose series; with two glass black carved tears-Like applications along the entire body. Made in France circa 1930 Signature: Sc...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco " Escallies" vase (Bubble traps technique) in a deep brown color with two jade color tear-like applications. Made in France circa 1924 Signature: "Schneider".  
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Jade Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
A green Jade Art Deco vase by Charles Schneider with applied glass dots along each side. Made in France, circa 1928 Signature: Schneider.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais Palmier Bleus
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais, Charder
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco cameo glass vase in the Palmiers Bleus pattern by Le Verre Français. Made in France, circa 1927.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass vase by Charles Schneider in the filetes (threads) decor, red tango and purple color applied foot. Made in France, circa 1921 Signature: Schneider.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Deco by Le Verre Francais & Charder
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco artistic glass vase by Le Verre Francais (Charles Schneider) with colors of white and orange-red tango and geometric flowers pattern design. Made in France circa 1922 Sig...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Deco Le Verre Francais Glass Vase
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco cameo glass by Le Verre Francais (Charles Schneider) in the pattern called Solaneé, orange color and overlay by cobalt blue carved glass. Made in France Signature: Le Verr...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Art Deco Bowl by Le Verre Francais
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco vase by Le Verre Francais designed by Charles Schneider in the Papillion (butterflies) decor pattern, with two glass handles in purple colored applied. Made in France, cir...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco art glass vase by Le Verre Francais in the pattern called Goresilles. Made in France circa 1927 Signature: Le Verre Francais.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco cameo glass vase by Le Verre Francais, under the direction of Charles Schneider as creative supervision, the piece is on the "Chardon" pattern. Made in France, circa 1925-...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass vase by Charles Schneider n the acid-etched and sand blasted, lavender colored. Made in France, circa 1930 Signature: Schneider sand blasted in the base.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Deco Palmier Vase by Le Verre Francais & Charder
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass vase designed by Charles Schneider for Le Verre Francais, in the "Palmiers" pattern. Made in France circa 1924-1925 Signature: Le Verre Francais & Charder.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco French cameo vase by Le Verre Francais-Schneider in the "Coprins" pattern. Made in France, circa 1923 Signature: Le Verre Francais.   
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco mottled orange, yellow and green glass vase overlaid with violet with two applied handles by Le Verre Francais in the Muscats design. Made in France, circa 1924-1927 Sign...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco mottled orange, yellow and green glass vase overlaid with violet with two applied handles by Le Verre Francais in the Muscats design. Made in France, circa 1924-1927 Sign...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco green glass with yellow spots overlaid with copper red colored glass by Schneider Le Verre Francais depicting the Cosmo pattern. Made in France, circa 1930 Signature: Le ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco white powdered glass vase overlaid in orange with spots in red and green; acid etched and wheel carved in the Clycines pattern by Le Verre Francais. Made in France, circa 1...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco glass vase by Charles Schneider in red colored glass with orange color glass trims. Made in France, circa 1924 Signature: Schneider.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Le Verre Francais Palmier Bleus
By Charder, Charles Schneider, Le Verre Francais
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco cameo glass vase in the Palmiers Bleus pattern by Le Verre Français. Made in France, circa 1927.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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French Art Deco Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Bridgewater, CT
French Art Deco vase by Charles Schneider of smocked color with applied wheel carved cabochons. Measures: Height 14".
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Mid-century Triangular Modernist Schneider Heavy Clear Glass Vase, Signed
By Charles Schneider
Located in London, GB
Post war heavy clear triangular Schneider thick art glass vase, circa 1950s with etched signature.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Charles Schneider Internally Decorated Glass Jug
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charles Schneider (1881-1953) Internally decorated glass jug with applied handle on a mottled red ground, circa 1924-1925, etched signature Schneider Dimensions  Height 6.5 in. ...
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1920s Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Charles Schneider Internally Decorated Glass Jug
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charles Schneider (1881-1953) Internally decorated glass jug with applied handle on a mottled white ground, circa 1924-1925, etched signature Schneider Dimensions: Height 6.5 in...
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1920s Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Charles Schneider, Art Deco Glass Vase, France, C. 1930
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco acid-etched smoked glass vase by Charles Schneider. Signed "Schneider, France".
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Charles Schneider Le Verre Francais Cameo Glass Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charles Schneider (1881-1953) Le Verre Francais Cameo glass vase France, 1923-1926 of ovoid form decorated with dahlias in purple and pink on a mottled pink and yellow ground et...
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Early 1900s Antique Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Schneider Glass Vase, circa 1910
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
Schneider glass vase, circa 1910. Internally decorated pink, white and blue.
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1910s French Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Fine Art Deco Schneider Glass and Wrought Iron Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charles Schneider (1881-1953) A fine Art Deco Schneider Glass and wrought iron vase, circa 1920 orange glass with white and pink powders, in a patinated wrought iron case engr...
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1920s Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Schneider Glass Vase, circa 1900
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
Schneider red glass vase, circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century French Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Huge Charles Schneider Le Verre Francais French Art Nouveau Dahlia Glass Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A monumentally large Charles Schneider French art glass floor vase. In the 'decor Dahlia' pattern. The vase has a pink and purple palette and is decorated with large acid-cut flow...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Fine Schneider Applied Glass Footed Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A very Fine Schneider Applied Glass Footed Vase France, circa 1910 The inverted bell-form bowl in mottled plum and pink glass, on a straited amethyst, gray and colorless glass cylind...
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1910s French Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Charles Schneider, French Art Deco Bubbled Glass & Forged Iron Vase, circa 1918
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
Dimensions: 7-3/4” high x in 5-15/16” diameter (glass top) x 4-3/8” diameter (iron base) Charles Schneider (French, 1881 - 1981) was born in Chateau-Thierry, near Paris. At an ear...
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Iron

Midcentury Bubble Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in London, GB
Heavy glass vase with elliptical bubble pattern, circa 1950s, with etched signature (see detailed image).
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Glass, Glass

Art Deco French Schneider Bulbous Variegated Red Glass Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Dallas, TX
Schneider Glassworks (France, 1917-1981) Circa 1920. A red, yellow, orange and black Variegated round art glass vase perfect as a center piece on a dining table or side table. Frenc...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Charles Schneider Le Verre Francais Art Deco Large Footed Glass Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Dallas, TX
A monumental Art Deco air bubbles blown glass urn form vase in yellow and crimson cintra with a striated yellow and burgundy foot Signed with an etched Schneider and hour glass Mea...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Charles Schneider Le Verre Francais Cardemines Red Cameo Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Dallas, TX
This French Art Deco cameo glass vase was created by Charles Schneider (1881–1958) for his Le Verre Francais line. The vase in the “Cardamines” cutting was produced from 1924-1927. A...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Art Deco Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Charles Schneider. A tall, French, internally decorated glass vase, Acid stamp SCHNEIDER, 1930s. Measures: 25in. high, 8.5 in. diameter.
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1930s French Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Handblown Glass Vase by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
This stunning translucent glass vase was handblown by the fabled French glass studio, Charles Schneider, circa 1950. It features a cylindrical body that tapers downwards to a circula...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Blown Glass

Charles Schneider Art Deco Glass Vase, circa 1925
By Charles Schneider
Located in Dallas, TX
Fat Charles Schneider Art Deco Glass Vase, le verre Francais, Charder circa 1925. Marks: "Schneider", "France". 9-3/4 inches high (24.8 cm) LARGE vase. Gorgeous colors and form. Th...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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French Art Deco Vase in Opaque Persimmon Hue Signed by Charles Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful Art Deco vase was handblown by Charles Schneider one of the most illustrious glass blowers of the period in France, circa 1930. It features an orbital body with a cyli...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Blown Glass

Charles Schneider Le Verre Relief and Etched Art Deco Vase, 1920s
By Charles Schneider
Located in Denver, CO
Purple with dark green base, relief and etching vase. Stunning color and form, candy cane marking on bottom indicates 1927 production. Le Verre of France.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Art Glass

Charles Scheider French Art Deco Cobalt Blue to Orange Vase, circa 1930
By Charles Schneider
Located in Miami, FL
Charles Scheider French Art Deco Cobalt Blue to Orange Vase, circa 1930 A handblown glass vase by Charles Schneider (1881–1962), circa 1930. The ovoid vase is internally decorated w...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels

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Blown Glass

Schneider Art Deco "Jade" Vase
By Charles Schneider
Located in Bochum, NRW
Charles Schneider (1881-1962) Jade Vase Multi layered glass vase paunchy body, hemmed neck and bulbous curved base. White, orange and pink powdered glass with yellow and violet powd...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Charles Schneider Vases and Vessels