Tea Set

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Object Name: 
Tea Set
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Accession Number: 
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Not on Display
about 1957
Credit Line: 
Gift of Schott-Zwiesel Glass Inc.
Primary Description: 
Colorless, Borosilicate heat-resistant glass; mold-blown, manipulated while hot. (A) Three-part teapot: (a) flattened spherical body (ovoid in cross-section) with narrow collared opening, fire polished rim, narrow elongated spout rises at angle from widest point of body, V-cut opening with pinched lip, narrow solid squared applied handle echoes angle of spout; (b) tea leaf strainer, deep cylindrical shape with flanged rim that rests on pot opening (notched in three places for alignment with lid), walls taper in towards base edge cut with parallel vertical slots for drainage; (c) lid, flat with saucer-shaped top, deeply inset short flange (three small low-relief raised points at connection of flange and rim); (C) creamer has flared conical bowl, fire polished rim, narrow pinched spout, solid narrow applied handle sharply angled, narrow flattened base; (D) sugar bowl same conical shape as creamer without handle or lip; (G) teacup has conical bowl in same shape as creamer but more shallow and with wider opening, solid narrow applied curved handle; (H) saucer is squared (rounded corners) with upturned rim, slightly conical base with circular indentation for cup; no pontils on any object; etched and enameled on base of teapot, cup, creamer and sugar: (in circle in square logo) "SCHOTT & GEN MAINZ/Jenaer Glas/1 LTR".
Schott-Zwiesel Glass Inc., Source
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1959 through 1959
New glass: a worldwide survey (1982) illustrated, p. 9 (fig. 4); BIB# 73549
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) illustrated, p. 15, fig. 4; BIB# 20603
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass (1959) illustrated, p. 157, pl. 124; BIB# 27614