Wonderful large and heavy 1930s Ikora Glass bowl by designer Karl Wiedmann (1905 – 1992) for WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany. Ikora glass was discovered when the factory tried to repair a damaged art glass piece by covering it in clear glass. The effect was very attractive and unexpected, and gave rise to many experiments in combining colors and surface treatments. Ikora was made from circa 1930 to the early 1950s. This bowl features internal designs in deep maroon, white and green with scatterings of bubbles completing the abstract design. The base has a polished pontil mark in the 7/8" thick clear glass foot. No scratches or other damage, just the normal wear you'd see on an 80 year old piece on the bottom of the foot. This wonderful art glass bowl makes quite a statement and can be used as a centerpiece on table or mantle. It measures 13.5" across by 4" deep and weighs over 7 lbs!. Though many Ikora pieces have similar designs, each piece was completely hand made and decorated making each one a unique piece of art.
Huge 13.5" WMF Ikora Glass Centerpiece Bowl