Posted 4 years ago
I bought these two vases, made by WMF aka Wuttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik, in Germany, separately this year, on eBay, and I think I got them at really good prices. The glass one was a total of $49.93 and the ceramic one was a total of $42.33. I don't know much, really, about them, except that I like them, and they are at home in my living room, which is mostly "watery" type colors. They "live" with my Rookwood, van Briggle, Murano, Fostoria, Haeger, Jasba, Nemadji, and 3 unidentified beauties in perfect harmony. (I previously sent my blue Rookwood in to the Show & Tell some months ago.) Any info, or correction of my misunderstanding, is welcome! The glass vase is 8" tall, and is a type called "Ikora". It is unmarked. It is from the '20s or '30s. It is largely clear, with sea green, mostly toward the top, and 8 radiating streaks of white and dark red going up the sides. Both the vases have a sort of "organic" appearance. I read somewhere that the Ikora glass could be made by machinery, but due to the method used, each piece of it is different. The Pottery one is 5" tall, and was designed by Gerda Conitz, and possibly made by her, too. She was director of WMF's pottery production, and has some connection to Bauhaus. WMF made pottery from 1936 to 1946. It is marked "V-24" on the bottom, which is probably the vase's shape, and has the WMF logo, too. Its glaze is called "frog skin". It has tiny pits on it, like pores. It is a deep aqua, or teal, with black in the "pits". After typing all this, I guess I DO know quite a bit about them! But I could be wrong on some points, and would always like to know more. I'm not relying on memory for all this, either. (I know better!) I put what I know about my pieces on notes and drop them down inside. This is for my own convenience, and for that of the charity I designated in my will.