well, what we have so far is:
- a vase id'd in Miller's as WMF Geislingen (same decor and colour vase as mine, different shape but same spirit) in 2005, and that Miller's vase had been sold on VZeschwitz in 2005 at auction attributed to WMF Geislingen.
- a WMF Ikora vase in red with a more traditional Ikora decor and colour but with a wide turned over rim in a very similar vein to
a vase that is the same colour and decor as mine, but different shape and with turned over rim, but marked with an etched capitals SCHNEIDER mark on the foot edge rim and with a mark that is difficult to see, but looks as though it is right from what can be seen.
I'm really not trying to make mine either of these attributions - but what I would add to the above is-
- In a similar vein to Ikora, mine has a decor in vertical lines in the green background which Ikora were fond of using
- Weight and thickness of glass seems right for WMF bearing in mind I am comparing a massive 14 tall vase with one that is approx 10 inches so there will be some variation I suppose.
- The pontil mark is the same as some I have seen on WMF pieces, ground smoothly but not polished
- And now one the same as mine has been found that has an unusual turned over rim that is the same as an Ikora vase (again unusual for WMF Ikora)
-One has been found with a marking 'SCHNEIDER' on it, in the correct place and looks as though it is a genuine mark although it's difficult to see it clearly because of the decor of the vase and the pics (right on the edge of the foot rim)
- I can't find the shapes in the WMF books, and although the decor is a possible, I can't be sure on the colours
- I secretly think mine might be Czech because I feel sure my Frantisek Koudelka for Prachen vase was somewhat inspired by it somehow
- I also think though I can't be sure, that the thickness of the glass etc could maybe have been a maker such as Hantich (maker of the Johnolyth vases) for example
I'm not convinced either way at the moment, although if pushed I would lean towards not WMF and not Schneider