I've been picking your brains a bit in the last few days & would like to thank anyone who has taken the time to read and/or respond. I notice you largely deal with glass art from the 1950s onwards, & whilst that's my main area of collecting, I also have a passion for Art Nouveau & to some extent Art Deco glass.
I found this piece (as usual) at a boot sale. I wasn't quite sure what to make of it, either in terms of its use (a posy for some kind of drooping flower? A nightlight holder?) Anyway, the glass seems to be of excellent quality & the brass & copper have age - the threads on either end of the rod show significant age, and the patina seems natural.
I don't generally associate WMF with brass & copper, but the glass reminds me of a range they produced from around 1900 until 1930-ish called ikora
or something similar.
I understand WMF work is gnerally marked - the 2 other pieces I have are - so my feeling is that it's likely to be by another firm. Anyway, it's such an unusual item I thought I'd share it wih you, and I'm hoping there's someone out there with similar tastes who might help me identify it!
Thanks again, I love this place! Lyn