Stylish Art Deco large wide-rim Ikora glass bowl designed by Karl Wiedmann for WMF, c1930. Cardinal-hat bowl with extra wide rim. Rim bordered internally with a sea-green coloured band and a deep orange band to the rim. Bowl with amber and bubble inclusions fading towards the rim. Attractive opalescence which intensifies in sunlight - difficult to capture in images. Ground pontil mark to base with etched number 153/3540. The bowl is 35.5 cm in diameter and 6 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 Wide Rim Ikora Glass Bowl with Bubble Inclusions c1930
This glass bowl is in excellent original condition commensurate with age. No chips or cracks. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.