Schneider Large "Série à côtes" Acid Etched Charger

This is a monumental Schneider centre piece. This very large and heavy charger is of the "Série à côtes" pattern. It has brilliant clear glass ribs extending from a lilac coloured center. The space between the ribs is acid etched to clear glass in order to obtain a granite-like texture.

This piece dates 1925-30.

Reference: Quittenbaum Verreries Schneider auction of March 2002. Catalogue pge 32 shows similar pattern and design (different color), see picture.

Dimensions: Approximately 40.5 cm (19 ½ in) diameter

Signature: Schneider acid etch on base.

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. Wear consistent with age; 2 minor scratches on inside rim, one small stain on base.

A Note About the Manufacturer:

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", a two handled ewer sketch, and a piece of blue, white and red glass cane.

Item ID: 4022

$750 USD

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