Ąsotis su šaldymo indu ledukams, sidabruotas, antikvarinis, raižytu stiklu. Gamintojas WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Vokietija. Aukštis 28 cm. Pagrindo skersmuo 15 cm. Kaina 138
WMF produced glass for more then 100 years, their period of triumph in glass only lasted from 1926 to 1936. WMF, or the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, was essentially a metal works. They started making glass in 1883 when a glass house was built at Geisslingen near Stuttgart. The company was, and still is, a producer of metal tableware, particularly silvered flatware, and they began by producing their own glass inserts for cruet stands, open salts, cookie jars and similar articles. Glass was never a core business - metal was. The original 1883 glass house was destroyed during the First World War and a new, more modern facility opened in 1922. At first, production of inserts continued as before, but soon pieces decorated with cut olives and facets left the factory. The young glass designer Karl Wiedmann perfected the technique of iridized surfaces and the resulting "MYRA"-Kristall entered production in 1926..The same year also saw the beginning of the first "IKORA" glass. Both types of glass continued to be produced until around 1936, when production of art-glass ceased.
Although production of Ikora glass resumed after the war, the art glass lines never achieved the same quality, or inspiration of design, or marketshare as before, and production was discontinued in the 1950s. Post war glass production focused more on the modernistic designs of Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Finally, in 1984 WMF’s entire glass production ceased. Little is known about the other glass production at WMF during this time, although it is known that glass based on historic examples was produced until the early fifties: lidded jars, tankards and various drinking vessels with cut decoration. Cut-to-clear pieces in the Bohemian style were also on the program, and these were of such good quality that nowadays identification is only possible if the original paper label is present.)