Very striking Art Deco WMF Ikora glass vase by Karl Wiedmann c1930s. Footed vase with short knop stem and trumpet-form bowl with flared rim. Green foot extending to lower body with deep-red fissures and silver inclusions. Amber body with red fissures extending to a red rim. Ground pontil mark to base. The vase is 21 cm in height and 21 cm in diameter across its rim.

 

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.

Karl Wiedmann for WMF Ikora Art Deco Footed Glass Vase c1930s

SKU: GL256
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  • This WMF glass vase is in excellent original condition commensurate with age. No chips, cracks or restoration. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.