WMF Art Deco Ikora glass bowl with wide flat rim and deep bowl. Cased in clear crystal over internal veined and fissured decoration in golden-amber and deep purple. Graduated green rim. The bowl is 26.5 cm in diameter and 6.5 cm in height.
WMF started making glass in 1883 when a glass house was built at Geisslingen near Stuttgart to produce their own glass inserts. The original 1883 glass house was destroyed during the First World War and a new, more modern facility opened in 1922. The young glass designer Karl Wiedmann perfected the technique of iridized surfaces and the resulting "MYRA"- Kristall entered production in 1926. The same year also saw the beginning of the first "IKORA" glass - reputedly discovered by accident whilst correcting a Myra glass piece. Both Myra and Ikora glass continued to be produced until around 1936, when production of art-glass ceased. Because of the technique used, combining colours and treatments, each Ikora piece is unique.
Art Deco WMF Wide Rim Ikora Glass Bowl c1930
This glass bowl is in excellent condition commensurate with age. No chips, cracks or abrasions. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.