Unusual WMF Ikora glass vase by Karl Wiedmann c1930. Footed vase with short knop stem and trumpet-form bowl with flared rim. Deep-red foot with red inclusions extending flame-like through to the bowl. Attractive crazed decoration to bowl with small opalescent inclusions (difficult to capture in images). Deep-red band to flared rim. Ground base. The vase is 21.5 cm in height and 19 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.
WMF Art Deco Ikora Glass Footed Vase by Karl Weidmann c1930
This WMF glass vase is in excellent original condition commensurate with age. No chips or cracks. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.