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Mid Century Jenaer Glassware Set

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Mid Century Jenaer Glassware Set

65.00

Jenaer Glas is considered among the finest consumer glassware in the world. Its mid century collection is a work of modern art, with some pieces displayed in renowned art museums. The story of its production begins back in 1886 in Jena, Germany with a man named Otto Schott. He was a chemist and glass engineer and he had the idea of creating glass items that would be consistent in their design. This might seem like a simple task to us today; but, at the end of the 19th century, most glass was created by hand as one-of-a-kind items.

At first Schott and his team created optical and thermometer glasses. A year later, they discovered how to make heat resistant glassware. Following the first World War, the company began producing household glass. Jars for canning were the first. Teapots and tea cups and cookware quickly followed. The Jenaer Glas trademark was started.

I love the look, feel, and design of anything make by this German glass company. You can still find pieces from the mid 20th century if you look hard enough. I have a wonderful collection to share in my shop. Be sure to browse through all the items. Easy to clean and heat resistant, they make a perfect addition to any kitchen table. Do not be fooled by their light weight. They are ready to serve up a cup of hot tea or warm grog come the winter.

This set of 6 Jenaer glasses and their brass holders came from an old family in Zehlendorf, Germany. I talked with the grandson of the owner and he shared stories of his Oma making her special spiced gluhwein or hot wine each Christmas season. The brass holders can be polished but I prefer the patina. I left it to the new owner to decide. The glasses work well to hold any beverage hot or cold on their own. There are 2 of each design including 2 that are plain. All glasses are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Perfect gift for a modern design lover.

3 1/2 inches high

2 3/4 inches in diameter

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Jenaer Glas is considered among the finest consumer glassware in the world. Its mid century collection is a work of modern art, with some pieces displayed in renowned art museums. The story of its production begins back in 1886 in Jena, Germany with a man named Otto Schott. He was a chemist and glass engineer and he had the idea of creating glass items that would be consistent in their design. This might seem like a simple task to us today; but, at the end of the 19th century, most glass was created by hand as one-of-a-kind items.

At first Schott and his team created optical and thermometer glasses. A year later, they discovered how to make heat resistant glassware. Following the first World War, the company began producing household glass. Jars for canning were the first. Teapots and tea cups and cookware quickly followed. The Jenaer Glas trademark was started.

I love the look, feel, and design of anything make by this German glass company. You can still find pieces from the mid 20th century if you look hard enough. I have a wonderful collection to share in my shop. Be sure to browse through all the items. Easy to clean and heat resistant, they make a perfect addition to any kitchen table. Do not be fooled by their light weight. They are ready to serve up a cup of hot tea or warm grog come the winter.

This set of 6 Jenaer glasses and their brass holders came from an old family in Zehlendorf, Germany. I talked with the grandson of the owner and he shared stories of his Oma making her special spiced gluhwein or hot wine each Christmas season. The brass holders can be polished but I prefer the patina. I left it to the new owner to decide. The glasses work well to hold any beverage hot or cold on their own. There are 2 of each design including 2 that are plain. All glasses are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Perfect gift for a modern design lover.

3 1/2 inches high

2 3/4 inches in diameter