Tall WMF Art Deco Ikora glass vase by Karl Wiedmann c1930. Skittle form body with flared rim. Fissured décor through the vase. Deep-red vertical bands to body with coral-red to neck and rim. Ground base. The vase is 41.5 cm in height and 17.5 cm maximum diameter.
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 Tall Ikora Red Skittle Glass Vase by Karl Wiedmann c1930s
This WMF glass vase is in excellent original condition commensurate with age. No chips, cracks or restoration. Very minor 3-4 mm burst surface bubble from original on the body - difficult to see or photograph. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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