This is a fabulous Art Deco craquelure vase which was made by WMF Ikora, Germany in the 1930s.
It is very Bauhaus in styling.
It is attributed to Karl Wiedmann and is most typical of the shapes that he used and the crackle technique in the glass.
It is a very stylish shaped - with a fine flared neck which has a rim of rich emerald green glass. The shape is a very elegant and sophisticated one - and there are a lot of complicated glass making techniques involved in the construction of this vase.
The foot is a dark Royal Blue colour with a bobble issuing from the centre - the bobble area is full of twinkly aventurine inclusions as photographed. This colour sweeps up into the base of the vase and forms fuzzy-edged fingers or peak shapes. Above this is a slight lustre glass with fine red glass spider trails or veins throughout.
I love the big smooth ground out pontil mark on the foot.
In good vintage condition - no chips or cracks.
Dimensions: Height is 9 3/4 inches. The diameter at the top is 7 1/2 inches and the diameter of the foot is 4 3/4 inches.
Unpacked it is about 1.9 kg in weight. So for UK sale only.
This is a very special piece of WMF Glass - and these are very keenly sought after by European Art Glass collectors.
It is listed at a fair price for a piece of this quality.