Posted 10 years ago
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."