Charles Schneider

French (1881-1962)



Blown glass, engraved and cut

Gift of Mrs. Leon T. Sax in memory of Dr. Leon Sax


The decorative glass of Schneider bridges the gap between two important styles, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, or style moderne as it was called in France.  Schneider trained with Nancy glass makers Gallé and Daum.  Establishing his own glass works in 1908 outside of Paris, at Epinay-sur-Seine, Schneider first produced more commercial wares, but by 1920 began making decorative pieces of cased glass in two and three colors.  Here Art Nouveau’s naturalistic forms are replaced by the geometric ones: this vase was part of the “Z” series.

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