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Object no. 9675
Schneider – Coupe Bijou, white, yellow, orange and black glass
Object no. 9671
Schneider – Large coupe of clear glass with red, orange and blue glass powders
Object no. 9567
Schneider Le Verre Français – Art Deco vase with decor of lilies
Object no. 9135
Schneider – Coupe Bijou 1922
Object no. 8679
Schneider Le verre Français – Vase with Lily decoration
Object no. 2863
Date-palm vase from Le Verre Français
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 7401
Schneider, Le Verre Français – Table lamp “monnaies du pape”
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 7288
Schneider – Coupe Bijou, red, pink and violet
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 5828
Schneider Le Verre Français – “Fuchsia”
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 4049
Schneider, Le Verre Français – Art Deco coupe “rubaniers”
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3856
Schneider – Coupe Bijou (3)
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3816
Schneider, Le Verre Français – Coprins
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3792
Schneider – Orange-white coupe bijou
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3789
Schneider – Large coupe with matte glaze
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3615
Schneider – Coupe Bijou (2)
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3513
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3504
Schneider – Halbrans
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3287
Schneider, Le Verre Français – Pichet Coprins
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3258
Schneider – Very rare vase
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3189
Schneider, Le Verre Français – Scarabées (scarabs)
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3122
Schneider – Coupe a pied noir
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 3094
Schneider – Large coupe
SOLDVERKAUFTObject no. 2855
Schneider Le Verre Français – Fig leaves
The two brothers Charles and Ernst Schneider both worked for the factory Daum in Nancy in the beginning of the 20th century. There they learned the technique of blowing and etching glass.
In 1913, just before the First World War, they established their own factory in Epinay sur Seine and started tot develop a new style with more firm lines and more clear colors. The vases of the Schneider factory already had more characteristics of Art Deco than of Art Nouveau. They introduced new shapes and new colours to the world of glassmaking, which was dominated at the time by Daum and Gallé.
Le Verre Français
They developed two production lines in the glass factory with two different styles: glass with the signature “Le Verre Français” and the other line with only the signature “Schneider”.
The Le Verre Français line made cameo glass, that consisted of several layers of etched glass. The motifs of the decorations were inspired by nature, but were rendered in a more abstract manner. Therefore, these glass objects differ greatly from the style of the glass from the Gallé or Daum factories.
They created their own specific style that you can recognise from the very contrasting colours on the glass objects. Note, for example, the contrast between orange and yellow on many pieces from the Schneider-Le Verre Français factory. Therefore, the colours nowadays make a more modern impression and the art objects from the Schneider works can easily be placed in a completely modern interior.
The vases of the line Le Verre Français were produced in larger numbers than the art objects of the other line of this factory. The glass objects with only the signature “Schneider” are rarer and harder to find and therefore rather expensive.
Signatures and Originality
There are different signatures: “Le Verre Français” on the foot of the vase and “Charder” (=Charles Schneider) in the middle of the vase. Sometimes both signatures are represented on the vase.
In the early vases from the factory, there is no signature at all or a small glass rod fused into the glass object with the three colours of the French flag, the so-called “Berlingot flag”. If a vase has a small Berlingot flag, it is an early vase made just after the First World War.
For the correct patterns and signatures, see the book: Charles Schneider, Le Verre Français – Charder Schneider by Marie-Christine Joulin and Gerold Maier, Augsburg, 2004.
There are very good copies on the market today and the forgers are getting better and better. You can only recognise the originals by looking at the details and also the mistakes.
You cannot recognise the forgeries or the originals, by looking at the signature only.
The glass of this line of the factory also has clear contrasting colours. But just not representing the scenery of the nature is the main difference with the line of Le Verre Français.
The signature of the name Schneider is usually sandblasted and underlined. The line started from the last character. This sandblasted name is often difficult to read, it depends on how the light falls upon it.