Schott glass teapots

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Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:11 am

Originally made in Germany -- Schott is still around, but I think they stopped making teapots in the early 2000s?

I think the first was a design by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in the 1930s (photo courtesy of MoMA). Does anyone have a Schott pot?
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mbanu wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:11 am
Originally made in Germany -- Schott is still around, but I think they stopped making teapots in the early 2000s?

I think the first was a design by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in the 1930s (photo courtesy of MoMA). Does anyone have a Schott pot?
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Very interesting information. My ceramic/glass top stove is made by Schott. I didn’t know they made teapot at one point. :lol:
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Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:12 pm

I have several different sets of vintage Jenaer Glas tea glasses with metal sleeves. The heat resistant glass is very fine, light and etching top quality, such a pleasure to hold. Whenever I see any glaswerk made by Jenaer (and Loeffelhardt, W. Wagenfeld, Schott Mainz, Saale glas) I snap them up at local antique stores. Jenaer Glas was “ invented by Otto Schott in 1884 in Jena, Germany, where he had established Schott AG with Ernst Abbe and Carl Zeiss.[1] Jena glass is a borosilicate which, in early manufacture, contained added aluminum, magnesium, sodium, and zinc. It was a predecessor to other borosilicate glasses which came into wide use in the twentieth century, such as Pyrex.” wiki
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Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:29 pm

Another design, the "Mikado", with a lid with a knob and a different handle shape. Interesting that the box suggests that despite the Japanese name the expected use was to brew sweet Ceylon tea. :D

(The name is part of a confusing set of splits and mergers related to the Cold War, I think -- at one time there were two separate Schott companies, one in East Germany and one in West Germany, that merged after the fall of the Berlin Wall.)
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Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:34 pm

My mom has one, marked Jena Therm, it might as well be from the 30s. The lid got broken recently, she uses it to water plants in the basement. :o :( Super thin laboratory glass, makes me worry of breaking it just by being near to it, but otherwise absolutely delightful to handle. Makes a set with wide shallow cups.
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Another model, the Luna. I'm guessing this must have been towards the end of their run, as it has a new filter design.
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Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:20 pm

A 1959 design by Heinrich Löffelhardt, also courtesy of MoMA. Maybe this was the source of the U-shaped handle designs on some of these teapots?
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