Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Art glass Le verre Francais Art Deco

$4,500

About

Art glass Le verre Francais Art Deco Artist Charles schneider model: dalilas circa 1930 perfect condition.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.87 in. (53 cm)Width: 9.06 in. (23 cm)Depth: 9.06 in. (23 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1930
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Buenos Aires, AR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5666223339112

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Charles Schneider

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.
About the SellerNew to 1stDibs
5 / 5
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gold Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are highly rated and consistently exceed customer expectations.
Established in 2010
1stDibs seller since 2021
Typical response time: 2 hours
More From This Seller
  • By Charles Schneider
    Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Le Verre Francais Art Deco vase Art Deco circa 1920 artist Charles Schneider perfect condition origin France ...
    Category

    Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Glass

    Materials

    Art Glass

  • By Charles Schneider
    Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Le Verre Francais vase Art deco Artist Charles Schneider orange and purple colors - leaves - in perfect condi...
    Category

    Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Glass

    Materials

    Art Glass

  • By Charles Schneider
    Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Cup Le verre francais (Pegonias) Art Deco artist Charles Schneider applied base perfect condition Origin Fra...
    Category

    Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Glass

    Materials

    Art Glass

  • By Charles Schneider
    Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Le Verre Francais Digitalis flowers Art Deco large size Origin France artist Charles Schneider perfect condit...
    Category

    Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Glass

    Materials

    Art Glass

  • By Le Verre Francais
    Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Le Verre Francais vase glass -Yuca- model Origin France, circa 1920 perfect condition.
    Category

    Vintage 1920s European Art Deco Glass

    Materials

    Art Glass

  • By Le Verre Francais
    Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Le Verre Francais (Charles Schneider) Art Deco period model Dalias, circa 1920 Origin France Perfect condition.
    Category

    Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Glass

    Materials

    Art Glass

You May Also Like

Charles Schneider Le Verre Francais French Art Deco Houblon Chandelier
By Le Verre Francais, Charles Schneider
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco chandelier by Charles Schneider, Epinay-sur-Seine (Paris), 1922-1925. Yellow glass overlaid with orange changing to blue at the top. Houblon pattern acid-etched that ...
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Wrought Iron

Le Verre Francais Art Deco Vase
By Le Verre Francais
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
An overlaid & etched glass vase, engraved Le Verre Francais.
Category

Early 20th Century French Vases

Materials

Glass

Le Verre Francais Art Deco Vase
By Le Verre Francais
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
An overlaid & etched glass vase; signature engraved Le Verre Francais.
Category

Early 20th Century French Vases

Materials

Glass

Le Verre Francais Art Deco Vase
$4,032 Sale Price
40% Off
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...
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Vase, Le Verre Francais
By Le Verre Francais
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
An overlaid and etched glass vase, bell flower motif, Le Verre Francais, circa 1930.
Category

Vintage 1930s Vases

Vase, Le Verre Francais
$6,900 Sale Price
30% Off
Vase by Le Verre Francais
By Le Verre Francais
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
An overlaid & etched glass vase with cameo signature Charder and engraved Le Verre Francais.
Category

Early 20th Century French Vases

Materials

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.
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Art Glass

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...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Art Glass

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery