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
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.