Art Deco WMF Ikora glass vase by Karl Wiedmann c1930s. Trumpet shaped body with wide flared rim and broad foot. Attractive red fissured decoration. Ground pontil mark to base. The vase is 14.5 cm in height and 20 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 Ikora Glass Vase with Fissured Décor by Karl Wiedmann c1930s
This WMF glass vase is in excellent original condition commensurate with age. No chips, cracks or restoration. Extremely minor signs of age. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.