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Crystal Candleholder by Schneider


Decorative and fun vintage Mid Century Modern glass candleholder or candelabra. Signed Schneider, France, 1950s-60s.

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Decorative and fun vintage Mid Century Modern glass candleholder or candelabra.

Mid Century sculptural four arm crystal candleholder by Schneider, France. This modern candleholder is absolutely beautiful and in very good condition. Unique and interesting, typical of various innovative designs created by the company.

In good vintage condition, heavy crystal glass base, no chips or cracks. Signed Schneider, France, 1950s-60s.

Note: The candelabra comes with the green candles, they are vintage as well!

Schneider, Cristallerie | Epinay-sur-Seine, France (1908 – 1981)

Charles Schneider was born in Chateau-Thierry, near Paris, on 23rd February 1881. At an early age he moved with his family to Nancy, the artistic center of France.

His brother, Ernest Schneider (1877-1937), started working for Daum in 1903 as clerk. Charles had started an artistic career and was already active at Daum since 1898. He performed his practical training in the engraving and decorating workshop, but he also took drawing and modelling lessons with Henri Berge. Concurrently, he studied the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Nancy.

In 1904, he went to the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied painting and medal engraving. During this period, he made bronze art objects in the pure Art Nouveau style, all signed “CH. SCHNEIDER Nancy”. From 1906, he regularly exhibited in the Engraving section of the Salon de la Societe des Artistes Francais and he was twice awarded a prize.

In 1913, the brothers decided to start their own business and bought a small glass factory. By 1920, the factory was working at full capacity making mainly art glass.

In 1950, Charles Schneider and his son founded a new glassworks at Epinay-sur-Seine, named “Cristalleries Schneider”. Like the old Schneider factory, this one specialized in free-blown glass. Following the artistic trend of the 1950s, the glassworks produced glass sculptures, crystal vases (sometimes bubbled and colored), ashtrays, clock frames, candlesticks and fruit bowls. But this time, the glass was lead crystal, which had come back into favor in France during the 1930s after being revived in Scandinavia. All the productions were signed “Schneider France”.

Creator:  Schneider

Height: 30 cm
Width: 20 cm                    Depth:  8 cm                          

Style: Mid Century Modern

Materials: Crystal Glass

Provenance: France

Period: 1950-1960

Condition: Wear consistent with age and use. No chips or cracks. Signed.

Condition & Photography

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