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High 52 cm / 20.47 in Diameter 24 cm / 9.45 in
Designer / Information
Charles Schneider (1881-1953) studied art in two of most prestigious French school of the Arts. First in the School of Fine Arts in Nancy, then in the elite Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. While at Nancy, Charles became a "freelance" for cooperation Daum. Auguste and Antonin Daum where a very liberal policy for supporting new talent. The Schneider brother's career at Daum ended abruptly as a new generation of the Daum family took over the enterprise. The brothers were let go, some supposes they were seen as obstacles from the old bastion, others thinks they had too much influence. It is true that the Schneider's influence by then had reached far beyond the Daum company. This turn of events was seen as a fabulous opportunity by the brothers to open their own glasswork Schneider. In 1913, they officially opened their own glasswork They made luxury goods, luxury perfume bottles and related products in all colors for perfumery and pharmaceutical companies. This production was disrupted severely by the First World War in 1914 for the brothers and all the workers were called to the service. Prosperity returned to the company very quickly, partly due to the marketing genius of Ernest, the incredible variety of items designed by Charles and glass skilled workers hired another company, such as Daum, Galle and fresh Muller. In 1925, the firm Schneider was the largest glass manufacturing in France with over 360 employees working for him. The company was well prepared for the International 1925 exhibition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industry. They had their own stand at the glass section. As a result of much preparation, the International Exhibition of 1925 was a great success for the company Schneider. Charles received the Legion of Honor medal for his contribution to the arts (the highest award given in France for the Arts Schneider uses almost all known techniques for the manufacture of glass . Charles Schneider himself who supervised the whole workshop designed every piece. If the piece was not executed by him the artists had to abide by the exact colors and form specified by Charles.