A beautiful art deco WMF Ikora silver plated ( on brass ) dish on three ball feet. It is three sided with an inwards spiral effect. The interior having been wonderfully engine turned. 1930 to 1940c. Quite an eye catching piece! Ikora is a production line of WMF which started in 1927 by its NKA - Neue Kunstgewerbliche Abteilung (New Art-Commercial Department) under the direction of Hugo Debach, collector and passionate of Asian Art. WMF realized under the mark Ikora Edelmetall a wide production of items in geometric style inspired to Art Decò and to Japanese Art in brass and nickel hand-decorated with enamel applied by fusion to the surface of the metal. Hugo Debach, who would later become director-general of WMF, took the initiative in having experiments conducted in chemical and thermal tinting of metals. Shortly before 1927 he founded the Neue Kunstgewerbliche Abteilung (NKA: New Division for the Applied Arts) at WMF for upgrading metals. The brilliant colours and the boundless possibilities for design arising from this new technique met with resounding success at the time. Now pieces of Ikora metal work by WMF are coveted as valuable collectors' items. The name Ikora, borrowed from a plant with brilliantly-hued flowers endemic to South-east Asia and sacred to the goddess Ixora, was designed to express the costly and exclusive quality of this line in metal products.
Size : diameter : 17 cm. ( 6 11/16 in )
Height : 6.5 cm. ( 2 9/16 in )
Weight : 430 g. ( 15 .1 ounces )
Condition : Extremely good (except small dent on rim
ITEM ID: CA 535
ITEM TYPE: Antique
PURPOSE: Dishes, Bowls, Plates
STYLE: Art Deco
Posted in: Collectibles
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