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WMF "Ikora" Silverplated 10" Vase / Stunning Art Deco Design /Pattern Circa 1925-1950

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Posted 1 year ago

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mikelv85
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Picked this beauty out of the "waiting to shelve" cart at GW this morning. Wow, is it ever beautiful ! No dents but some tiny "milky" blemishes in the enamel finish and a tarnish spot on the shiny base. Made by WMF (Württembergische Metallwaren Fabrik) Germany. This pattern was designed for the first Ikora line in 1925 and was made in different shapes and sizes through the 50's .It can be found in their 1925 catalog. It has sort of a pinkish cast to the gold flame zig-zag finish. The original foil label is still there and the hallmark is stamped into the bottom. I think this is a later version but I'm not sure. You see the smaller Ikora pieces quite a bit but these large vases are not so common in the thrift stores. -Mike-

Note : The third picture is one that was on Ebay and had a better picture of the hallmark.

WMF History | Courtesy: Collection Stolke Berlin & New York

WMF (Württembergische Metallwaren Fabrik), originally founded in 1853 in Geislingen an der Steige, Germany. In 1880 there was an amalgamation of Straub & Sohn and A Ritter & Co. and the factory became famous for domestic and art metalware. The decorative pieces of WMF are highly sought after today and are prized by collectors throughout the world. WMF metal-object designers (a selection): Breuhaus de Groth, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Gerda Conitz, Karl Wiedmann, Kurt Radtke, Richard Riemerschmid, Paul Haustein and his students Karl Kohnle, Rudolf Rieger, Karl Holzinger and Wolfgang Tumpel. Ikora Metalwork by WMF: from the 1920s to the 1960s

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Stunning:)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    I'm with SEAN on the one. A classic WMF piece. Congratulations!
  3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    Thanks guys I really can't believe my luck sometimes ! :)
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    No cleaning necessary! Just a nice colour developing! How tall is it?
  5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Yes measurements please!! I have a large WMF collection :)
  6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    It's 10 inches tall and about 5 1/2" at it's widest. It has a pea size dark spot /tarnish under the finish on the base. I don't think there is anything that can be done about that, but the rest is fantastic !
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Dang it! I hovered over its twin about a month ago but didn't pick up.
  8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    Did you see what they sell for ?? I couldn't believe it !
  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Well poop!
  10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    I know, but there's one thing I've learned with this hobby is there is always something equal to or even better than one that got away. :)
  11. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Wise words Mike, very true.
    My other favorite is when you see the cool thing in someone else's cart.
  12. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    That hasn't happened to me yet and is probably my worst fear ! lol
  13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Lol mike!!!!
  14. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Beautiful Mike ! What a super find , good thing Amber and Sean were not there they might have had to gang up on you and toss you on floor for this one ! :-)
  15. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    lol...manikin, That's what makes collecting a one person endeavor. I think Sean would win anyway. He looks pretty fit ! :)
  16. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Yes Mike I think Sean works out remodling apt everyday :-) and going to gym . But being Sean he might let the lady get it first :-)

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