Object Description

A fabulous Art Deco wrought iron lamp complete with a Schneider cameo glass mantle shade decorated with red poppies against a yellow field with excellent colour and detail

Object History

Charles and Ernest Schneider were a generation younger than Emile Galle and the Daum brothers, whose glassworks were in the same area of France. The Schneider brothers worked for Daum from the early 1900s and left Daum around 1912, and recommissioned an old glassworks under the name Schneider Freres et Wolff, a few miles north of Paris in 1913. Henri Wolff was an architect friend of Charles Schneider. Initially they made high quality cameo vases and lamps, but the war in Europe (1914-1918) led Charles and Ernest and most of their skilled glassworkers away to fight in the war. They returned and re-opened their glassworks in 1917 to make glassware needed for hospitals, and after the war they sold shares in the company to finance getting back into the art glass market. At that time the company was called the Societe 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.

Object Condition

Excellent Original Condition

Please note that our items are genuine antiques with considerable age. It is therefore normal that they will show some signs of wear and handling to the surface. This change to the surface is known as ‘patina’ and confirms the age of the item. Patina is considered desirable and beneficial to the value unless there is damage, restoration or the original surface has been badly worn away. ‘Excellent condition’ is a term used to show that the item does not have any issues that would materially affect its value.

Object Classification

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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
Closed

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Dealer Location

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85a Portobello Road
London
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