Carlo Burschel | Heinz Scheiffele

WMF IKORA AND MYRA GLASS

One-of-a-kind and mass-produced art glass from the 1920s to the 1950s




200 pages
24 x 30 cm. 150 illustrations and 163 reproductions from original company catalogues. Hardback
English / German

39,80 incl. VAT



ISBN 978-3-89790-189-6 Category:

Overview

With contemporary advertising and sales catalogues as its sources, the present publication WMF Glass represents the first exhaustive survey of the Ikora and Myra lines in glass produced between the 1920s and 1950s by the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG (WMF) at Geislingen/Steige. At the instigation of the then WMF director general, Hugo Debach, WMF had been making high-quality art glass (called ‘Unika pieces’, indicating that they were one-of-a-kind) as well as lines in mass-produced art glass (Ikora and Myra). First presented to the public to great acclaim at the Württembergisches Landesmuseum in Stuttgart by museum director G. E. Pazaurek, these pieces are now much sought after as valuable collector’s items.

The present publication not only deals exhaustively with the history of this glass but also provides aficionados and collectors of Ikora and Myra glass for the first time with a complete catalogue of WMF products. The availability of this information makes it possible, first, to distinguish from the original later glass made in imitation of WMF glass by rival competitors and, second, to identify accurately each piece of Ikora or Myra glass.

Hundreds of illustrations showing Ikora and Myra glass as well as explanatory texts written by distinguished specialists in this hitherto insufficiently published field make the present book a standard work that will be indispensable to collectors and lovers of glass alike.

Further, the following book is available::
WMF Ikora Metallwork

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