This beautiful Le Verre Français flaring vase is in the “Cardamine” pattern. The ground is a clear glass mottled with yellow and orange. The cameo extends from the base as a deep brown and finishes in stylized flowers of deep orange. This pattern surrounds the Tazza
This pattern was produced by Schneider c. 1925-27.
Dimensions: Approximately 10in tall by 14in across
Signature: “Le Verre Français” script on base.
Condition: Very good. No chips, cracks or repairs. Some glass exclusions on the base due to pontil
A Note About the Manufacturer:
Le Verre Français was a brand of Schneider. This brand represents of a prolific range of cameo designs produced in the art deco period.
Charles and Ernest Schneider were a generation younger than Emile Gallé and the Daum brothers, whose glassworks were in the same area of France. The Schneider brothers worked for Daum from the early 1900s, Ernest as a salesman and commercial manager, and Charles as a freelance designer.
The brothers left Daum around 1912, and re-commissioned an old glassworks under the name Schneider Frères et Wolff, a few miles north of Paris in 1913. Henri Wolff was an architect friend of Charles Schneider.
Initially the Schneiders made high quality cameo vases and lamps, but in 1914, Charles, Ernest and most of their skilled glassworkers were led away to fight in the war. They returned and re-opened their glassworks in 1917 to make glassware for hospitals, and they sold shares in the company to finance getting back into the art glass market. At that time the company was called the Societé Anonyme des Verreries Schneider.
Charles Schneider was a brilliant and versatile designer, and the company produced a wide range of superb designs of vases, ewers, bowls, and lamps. They were very successful in marketing their glass to prestige retail stores both in Paris and overseas. They bought back their shares and re-named the company Verrerie Schneider.
Virtually all their pieces are marked with the name Schneider or with one of their other trademarks, which include “Charder”, “Le Verre Français”, “Verçais”.