Filed under: Decor
The Art Deco period produced some of the most beautiful works of art in glass, pieces that have a deft mix of playfulness and craftsmanship. Valerio Antiques in Coral Gables, Florida has a selection of many fine glass artists but their Charles Schneider Gallery is a treasure trove of delicate beauty displaying the glassmaker's work from when he first began in 1913 through to the height of his career in late 1920s. Schneider's works feature bright colors and intriguing shapes in forms both natural and abstract. The piece shown above is the 1927 Poissons Grand Vase. The clear bubbled glass vase with an acid-etched pattern of fish swimming among reeds has powder inclusions in blue overlaid in orange tango to green for a unique multi-dimensional effect. It is from the Le Verre Francais line and is the largest piece Valerio Antiques has seen in the 25+ years they've been in business and it has yet to be illustrated in any of the Charles Schneider books. These highly collectible antiques can be expensive, prices at Valerio start around $2,900 and the Poissons vase is $79,000.