Wonderful large and heavy 1930s Ikora Glass vase or 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, yellow and green with scatterings of bubbles completing the abstract design. The base is polished flat on the 1/2" thick clear glass foot. I really like the way the thick drips of color run down onto the clear foot giving the piece an almost organic feel. A few light scratches to the interior, but nothing noticeable and no other damage. This large art glass piece is quite striking with it's deep colors and complex design. It measures 10" across the top by by 5" deep and weighs almost 5 lbs!. Though many Ikora pieces have similar designs, each piece was completely hand made and decorated making each one a unique piece of art.
1930s WMF Ikora Glass Large Vase / Bowl