Ikora (named Ixora after the tropics-plant Ixora) is called a surface-technique for metal and glass, with which especially artistic and color-splendid results let themselves achieve through the change in colour of the materials. Brass becomes with this technology through “patina with fire” (Feuerpatinierung) and partial polishing, galvanization as well as through inlays and enamellings discolours. The technology was developed by the “Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik” (WMF) in Geißlingen, Germany in the 1920th after Japanese example. Still today, the products are collective-pieces. Mainly produced were cans, smoke-merchandise, vases and metal-plates.