The Verrerie Schneider company (Schneider Glassware) was founded in 1911 in Epinay-Sur-Seine, in the northern suburbs of Paris in 1911, by brothers Ernest and Charles Schneider, who had trained and worked for both the Galle and Daum companies. It was Charles who took up the position of glass designer and technician for the company, while his brother looked after the administration including accounting and promotion.
The began producing cameo glass in the Art Nouveau style, vases with applied handles in contrasting colours and art glass.
In 1918, Galle’s studios were destroyed by fire and a number of his artists moved to Schneider’s factory to continue their work for Galle. Here they taught Schneider the decorative technique of ‘marqueterie de verre’, where coloured glass shapes are pressed into glass of a different colour to form a pattern or image.
After the 1925 Paris Exhibition, Schneider’s factory, now operating under the name Verrerie Schneider, expanded enormously and took on commissions from shops and perfumeries such as Coty, and by 1926 the Verrerie Schneider company was the largest glass producer in France. more...The company produced cameo glass, but rather than using the wheel-cut technique, specialised in acid etching to remove the top layers. This was marketed under the "Le Verre Francais" signature, usually inscribed towards the base of the object in script.
Some items also have an additional signature, "Charder", a contraction of CHARles SchneiDER, which most likely indicates the object was of his design.
Other internally decorated objects, or items with applied decoration are signed "Shneider".
The Verrerie Schneider company also manufactured for a number of retailers, and the objects bear the names: "De Baker", "Finnigans", a Manchester based UK silversmith and retailer and "Ovingtons", a decorative arts specialty store in New York.
By the time of the death of Ernest Schneider in 1936, fashions had moved away from the highly decorative coloured glass of the 1920s, and the Verrerie Schneider company commenced producing the clear glass shapes that were being made by the Scandinavian glass makers.
During World War II the company's works were badly damaged and it ceased production in 1940. Following the end of the war, in 1949 Charles Schneider's son, Charles Schneider, Junior led the rebuilding, and the renaming of the company to "Cristallerie Schneider". Charles Schneider died in 1953, and the company ceased operations in 1981.
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A fine Le verre Francais cameo glass perfume atomiser with a sterling silver mount, mid 1920s, the sterling silver mount marked made in England, of globular form with a plain silver neck with atomiser attachments, in 'Garance' pattern with trailing
Le Verre Francais, Cameo Glass Vase, c. 1925, Cypres' pattern, overlaid and acid-etched with trees against a mottled orange, green and yellow ground, signed 'Charder Le Verre Francais', with acid stamp to base 'France, height 31.5 cm. Provenance: from an E
A Bold Le verre Francais scarab beetle cameo vase, 1920s, five bold scarab beetles on a conical beaker vase in a mottled amber tortoiseshell glaze over a textured orange ground, a polished pontil underside and signed 'Le Verre Francais' with colour
A cased glass ewer vase attributed to Charles Schneider, circa 1920s, the distinctive tapering vase with an applied 'V' style handle with a rippled mount balanced with a flaring pulled spout having a mottled toffee and brown body over white and cas
A fine signed Charles Schneider cased glass vase, circa 1925, the distinctive globular vase with an applied 'V' style handle with a rippled mount to the body balanced with a flaring spout, having a mottled aubergine toned upper section upon a yellow amber
A Schneider Le Verre Francais 'Charder' cameo glass vase c.1920's France. The vase is decorated with acid etched Art Deco designs over a mottled glass ground. Engraved 'Le Verre Francios' and 'Charder' in cameo. Height 20.5 cm; diameter 25 cm (very slight
A Schneider Le Verre Francais 'Charder' cameo glass vase c.1920's France. The vase is decorated with acid etched Art Deco designs over a mottled glass ground. Engraved 'Le Verre Francios' and 'Charder' in cameo. Height 9.5 cm; diameter 11 cm
A Schneider Le Verre Francais Charder acid etched Art Deco glass vase c.1920's. The vase is decorated with Art Deco stylised acid etched geometric designs to upper bowl and mottled amethyst glass base signed engraved signature base: 'Le Verre Francais' to
A cameo glass lamp by Le Verre Francais, France, 1920s, an ovoid and mushroom shaped table lamp on metal foliate feet, acid etched and engraved in a toadstool design in shades of orange merging into oxblood over a thick mottled yellow grey ground with sky
A glass amphora by Le Verre Francais France, 1920s, a magnificent broad shouldered tapering amphora with applied handles overlaid and acid etched in shades of aubergine with overlapping leaves and berries over a mottled creamy yellow and orange ground, wit
A glass vase by Le Verre Francais, France, later 1920s, a wonderful squashed ovoid bowl on a footed base etched and enamelled in the 'Rhododendrons' pattern in shades of watermelon to aubergine over a white descending to orange mottled ground, with a polis
A glass vase by Le Verre Francais, France, early to mid 1920s, a low bowl shaped vase with a broad waisted neck, enamelled and acid etched in stylised 'Amourettes' of bold orange colours descending to oxblood over a mottled amber ground, with a polished po
A cameo glass vase by Le Verre Francais France, 1920s, a slender baluster shaped overlaid vase with acid etched and enamelled foxglove designs in orange, red and oxblood over a ground of mottled pink and plum, a ground pontil to base, and marked Le Verre F
A glass table lamp by Le Verre Francais, France, 1925-1927, with a squat pointed mushroom profile, the etched and enamelled lamp decorated in 'Dahlia' pattern with the cameo colours descending from lilac to deep purple over a mottled pink ground becoming r
A cameo glass vase by Le Verre Francais France, 1920s, of long slightly bulbous form upon a footed base, acid etched and wheel engraved in orange and ochre in the cascading 'Clycines' pattern over a mottled frosted translucent and pale green ground, a came
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