Gorgeously coloured WMF Art Deco Ikora glass vase by Karl Weidmann c1935. Baluster form body with everted flared rim. Blood-orange with deep red and black inclusions extending flame-like through to the neck creating a striking decor to the vase. Ground base and unsigned - both as is typical of WMF glass. The vase is 29.5 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.
Large WMF Art Deco Ikora Baluster Glass Vase by Karl Weidmann c1935
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.