THIS IS A VINTAGE SET OF GLASS CUPS WITH COPPER HOLDERS AND BRASS HANDLES. THE GLASS IS MARKED ON THE BOTTOM - SCHOTT AND GEN MAINZ (GERMANY) GREY CIRCLE WITHIN A GREY SQUARE AND BENEATH THAT - JEANER GLAS. THESE CUPS MEASURE 2 1/2" HIGH AND 3 1/4" IN DIAMETER. ALL THE CUPS ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH NO CHIPS OR SCRATCHES. THE CUP HOLDERS SHOW SOME WEAR AND COULD BENEFIT WITH A GOOD POLISHING. THE JENAER GLAS COMPANY HAS AN INTERESTING HISTORY WHICH I WILL INCLUDE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE AN INTEREST.Jenaer Glas: A Story Made of Glass by Michael Cramer Jenaer Glas makes among the finest consumer glass items in the world. Its stylish teapots are rightly considered works of art, with some on display in renowned art museums. On a recent trip to Jena, Germany, the university town that the company calls home, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it has an interesting history that is worth telling. I hope you may agree.
It all began with Otto Schott, a chemist and glass engineer, having the vision of uniform production. In other words, making glass items that would resemble one another. It is easy for us today to forget what a novel notion this was. But at the end of the eighteenth century, with most glass items still created by hand, the quality of output was still a guessing game. Schott was the first to render this an industrial certainty.
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