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Offline Baked_Beans

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That is a stunning vase John , with a great Art Deco look . I'm going to have to get a book from the library on WMF . This little bowl has opened up a whole new area of interest for me thanks to you guys !  :D  I will see if I can check the blue under UV light (lost the pen again)  to see if it goes green !

Mike


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I've tested it under UV light and there is no reaction from the blue or any other part of the bowl ....are the bubbles a feature of WMF glass ? 
Mike


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Yes, those sivler-chloride bubbles are very distinctive :)
>> Link 1
>> Link 2

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Thanks for the links Michael , such lovely pieces !

 It was the non-silver chloride bubbles that I'm a bit worried about....and the fact that the blue doesn't react under UV as did the Art Deco vase. I'm not really doubting that it is WMF just want to be doubly sure (if that's at all possible )!

I really appreciate all the comments that have been made on this and for your ID Michael !
Mike


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Yes, air bubbles are quite usual in Ikora glass.
>> Here is my blue vase shown in the 1928 catalogue as well, with lots of bubbles of all sizes...

If you message me your e-mail adress (click the small envelope to the left), I can send you a picture of the catalogue page in the Ikora book, showing your bowl.

That other Art Deco vase is a far more complex piece, so I wouldn't expect every blue Ikora piece to glow under UV.

Michael


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Oh my gosh ! Even more stunning pieces .....makes my little bowl look bland !!  ;)

I've just become a WMF convert !

That is very kind of you Michael , I will send you my email address , you are a star !!
Mike


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I wish to express my huge thanks to you Michael for sending me the images of the bowl from the Ikora cat.. It's the exact same shape  (with a bevelled rim and small foot). 

So delighted to discover that this is an early piece and  I can only conclude that Michael Harris must have been greatly influenced by this design (if indeed he knew about it !) .

I hope this example can help others to distinguish the difference between Ikora and Mdina.

Thanks to all who have contributed  to this thread and also to the GMB !

Cheers, Mike.
Mike


Offline chopin-liszt

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I still think it's a moot point about whether or not MH knew of these pieces by WMF.
It's not as if they're common.  :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche


 

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