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Offline saorsa

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Glass Lamp Identification ... Ikora - ID = WMF Ikora
« on: December 16, 2011, 04:25:24 PM »
Hello All

can anyone identify this lamp?

cased glass cloisonne effect , the glass base is 7 inches tall , then the fitting on top

the base is very much in the style of whitefriars ie polished and inverted

here are some pics

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/7/8/4/7/7/webimg/532441796_o.jpg
http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/7/8/4/7/7/webimg/532441871_o.jpg
http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/7/8/4/7/7/webimg/532441940_o.jpg

many thanks   Greg


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Re: Glass Lamp Identification Please ...Ikora ???
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 04:43:54 PM »
Yes wmf ikora almost certainly and therefore NOT in the style of whiteffriars.
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Re: Glass Lamp Identification Please ...Ikora ???
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 04:50:55 PM »
Hi Greg,

that Ivo is always so fast...  ;D I´d agree with Ikora. What makes it special is the fact, that
it´s from their Ikora Medusa range. These items are very similar to Loetz Schaumglas BTW, but
not that easy to find and I haven´t seen a Medusa lamp at all by now. Great find!
I wonder if it glows under UV?

Cheers,
Dirk

edit: Unfortunetaly I don´t have the Ikora book at hand to check the exact date, but somewhere
       1930´s... Sometimes the metal mounting has the WMF ´Turmmarke´ somewhere, a stylised
       tower.
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Re: Glass Lamp Identification Please ...Ikora ???
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 04:55:55 PM »
Thanks All

it was a find at a sale today, so im rather happy , i will try the uv test if i can , it will be listed on ebay, probably on sunday, i will of course mention the messageboard, thanks again for all your help

Greg


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Re: Glass Lamp Identification Please ...Ikora ???
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 06:29:49 PM »
Gosh, I have a vase in this colourway... it doesn't glow with UV, it's just yellow and white.
I had suspected it might be WMF Ikora........ (it's packed away)
thanks for the info re. the name being Medusa! :clap:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Glass Lamp Identification Please ...Ikora ???
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 08:52:51 PM »
Better check it here, Sue. Like I said - it´s quite easy to confuse with Loetz foam.  :)
Here are a few examples on Alfredo Villanueva-Collado´s site:
http://sites.google.com/site/loetzandglass/loetz-4--from-n-to-w
Shape and size will be a good indicator.
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Re: Glass Lamp Identification Please ...Ikora ???
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 12:20:52 PM »
It's a WMF sort of shape - a flared trumpet on a rounded, integral foot - and the glass is very thick - not nearly as delicate as the Loetz, Dirk. I think it's just under 8" tall.
I'm fairly sure it was id'd as WMF a good while ago - I just didn't know the name - or that it was an unusual colourway - although I've not seen any more since I found mine.  :smg:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Glass Lamp Identification Please ...Ikora ???
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 01:54:23 PM »
That´s great, Sue!  :kissy:
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Re: Glass Lamp Identification Please ...Ikora ???
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2011, 04:33:25 PM »
I really appreciate the link, Dirk, thank-you!
(Even though it makes my WMF bit look a bit dull in comparison..  ::) )
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Glass Lamp Identification Please ...Ikora ???
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 04:29:04 PM »
Hi Greg,

edit: Unfortunetaly I don´t have the Ikora book at hand to check the exact date, but somewhere
       1930´s... Sometimes the metal mounting has the WMF ´Turmmarke´ somewhere, a stylised
       tower.

Good afternoon Dirk...... From your response I'm assuming rightly or wrongly that there is a book contianing WMF Lamp styles etc.... I have the current Ikora book on bowls vases etc but desperately seeking one on lamps. If there is one available I would very much appreciate details of how I might obtain a copy please.

Regards and many thanks

Gareth

 

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