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Author Topic: Glass Bowl Cobweb design but who is the maker?  (Read 1905 times)

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Offline zidori

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Glass Bowl Cobweb design but who is the maker?
« on: September 24, 2006, 06:40:52 PM »
I acquired this beautiful bowl at car boot sale today and wondered if anyone could help me identify the maker, please?
At first glance I wondered if it might be a Monart cobweb design or perhaps French but I don't know enough about the subject to make a determination and I cannot find similar in any of the books I have.
It measures 12.75 inches in diameter and is 3.25 inches high and it has a folded top rim. There is wear to the base indicating age to the piece.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Ronnie

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006, 06:46:33 PM »
Loetz Schaumglas from the 1930s by the look of it... congratulations, nice piece.

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 07:31:20 PM »
Thank you for the information. I shall enjoy reading up about this make of glass and adding to my rather scant knowledge of such a fascinating subject.
Much appreciated.
Ronnie

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 07:37:37 PM »
Looks like WMF Ikora to me, though I am not confident in distinguishing between Schaumglas & Ikora

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006, 07:56:31 PM »
Just when you thought it was safe to dip your toe in the foam............
I have looked up both names and seen examples similar to mine in both. Wow, this is not easy. Is there a foolproof way of telling whether it is one or the other. It seems to be unsigned.
Ronnie

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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2006, 12:05:09 PM »
Many books scanned and internet searches completed and I found an identical bowl listed and illustrated in an auction sale. It was described as WMF Ikora bowl so I guess that is what I shall call it. Many thanks for all advice.
Ronnie

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2006, 12:49:15 PM »
Lots of Loetz Schaumglas is sold with the more generally familiar Ikora (default label), probably contributes to why the Schaumglas is worth so much more.

 

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