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Posted 5 years ago


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WMF are really well known for their metal ware.
But they also produced glass.
I bought this vase at a fair here in Sydney six months ago.
A 1930's WMF Ikora Kristall glass vase by Karl Wiedmann of a pad-footed ovoid form rising to a flared rim case in clear crystal over a fissured orange and brown/yellow ground, height 18cm.
"Ikora glass was discovered when the factory tried to repair a damaged Myra piece by covering it in clear glass. The effect was very attractive and unexpected, and gave rise to many experiments in combining colours and surface treatments.
When an iridescent outer layer is cased in clear glass it is transformed into a layer of amber coloured bubbles and swirls. The use of silver salts can be said to be characteristic of many Ikora pieces. Combinations with ruby gold produced a rich red amber color, and when used together with Selenium, a typical yellowish brown would be the result."

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  1. landeschris, 5 years ago
    Is it always marked?
  2. cogito cogito, 5 years ago
    Very cool. Nice write up.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Thanks cogito and landeschris!
    Most wmf glass is unmarked. They used stickers.
    The pontils can be quite distinctive. Yesterday at a fair I saw a fifties wmf vase attributed to Per Lutken at Holmegaard. There are some books now available on wmf glass: WMF IKORA AND MYRA GLASS Carlo Burschel | Heinz Scheiffele
    (Arnoldsche Art Publishers).
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Thanks Loetzbuddies and to mon amie scandinavian-pieces!
  5. vetrissimo, 5 years ago
    I've seen quite a lot of WMF Ikora at glass fairs but not one in this shape. The patterning is also unusual and the glass looks thicker, heavier than normal but it's hard to tell from photos.
    Your quote is from Ivo Haanstra, author of Glass A-Z Fact File published by Millers.
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hi vetrissimo and again thanks for the comment. I've seen a few of this shape on the net, sometimes with a shorter neck. There is also one similar in a jade green combination.
  7. vetrissimo, 5 years ago
    I am no expert in this type of glass. Just giving my reaction.
    Attributions on the internet must often be treated with caution. Even bona fide Ikora has complexities and differences eg pre-war and post-war production. I seem to remember a story about a WMF blower who was captured by the French and who made some Ikora style pieces after the war in France for a few years before returning to Germany. Pete
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I appreciate your comments, vetrissimo. Thanks again.
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks not2fancy4me, famatta127, Shawnl86, scandinavian_pieces, LoetzBuddies & cogito too!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    I saw that this vase has now been dated to 1929 by the MNAD in Madrid.

    Cristal de Vanguardia en el MNAD de Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, el El miércoles, 22 de diciembre de 2010 a la(s) 4:01 ·
  11. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    V, I pick up every metal piece of WMF for Bellin I find. (found one today!) I have not yet found any glass..won't tell him and will keep it for my greedy self!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks marc, Sean B and to you too Amber! I suggest to do that Amber. Look for "Myra wmf" and "ikora wmf" on google images. But don't tell anyone else!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks sarahoff.
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks inky!!!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks GreatSnowyOwl!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
  17. Mac63 Mac63, 3 years ago
    I am quite taken with WMF Myra glass and the unique pieces shown in WMF IKORA AND MYRA GLASS by Carlo Burschel | Heinz Scheiffele. Post-war Ikora pieces not so much but that could always change. Thanks for this post.
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks MAC63!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    "25394 Jarrón de cristal transparente soplado e inclusiones de óxido metálico. Diseñado por Karl Wiedmann. Geislingen, Alemania, 1929."

    This one is from 1929. It really did surprise me!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks COLORI!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT 'n HO2CULTURE!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks RACER4four!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks ALFREDO 'n MOON too!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks COSAW!!!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks AURA !!!!!

    I need to get some new pix of this one too !!!!
  27. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 8 months ago
    huh? You lost me right after the picture but I do love your taste and your explicit descriptions of your art. Thank you for sharing Vetraio50. I'm way to old to even think about catching up but...just so you know I think you are very kind to share so much information. Thank you.
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Thanks Again ONEGOODFIND !!!!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks JENSEN !!!!!!

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