A 1930s German WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Ikora glass bowl.
Wide rim cased in clear crystal with internal veining in white with mottled orange spots.
Ikora glass was made for about five years after the war, but on a smaller scale. The company also made reproductions of historical designs. At this time Wilhelm Wagenfeld was a designer at WMF and his designs were popular for several years. The company closed down its glass-making operation in 1982.
WMF, or the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, is a metal works near Stuttgart in Germany specialising in decorative metal and silver-plated items. They started making their own glass inserts for this metal-ware in 1883. Hugo Debach became director of the company in 1904, and when the original 1883 glass house was destroyed during the First World War he had a new glassworks built, which opened in 1922.
Diameter: 16.5 cm
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