Vintage CORNING WARE 6 CUP Tea Coffee Pot Kettle CORNFLOWER BLUE Stainless Lid
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Vintage Corning Ware BLUE CORNFLOWER 6 Cup Tea or Coffee Pot with a Stainless Steel Metal Lid.It is in pristine condition on the exterior, with no chips, cracks or scractches, other than a bit of surface wear on the bottom where it sits. Just looking at the exterior you could hardly tell it is used. The interior does show some wear consistent with age and use, but it is still in fine condition for use, with many years left. The lid is in good shape as well, though the bolt that attached the finial on the lid has a bit of rust, only evident from the bottom of the lid. Here is some further information about the ever popular Corning Ware Blue Cornflower Pattern: In 1953, Dr. S. Donald Stookey of the Corning research and development division invented Pyroceram, a white glass-ceramic material capable of withstanding a thermal shock (sudden temperature change) of up to 450 degrees Centigrade (840 degrees Farenheit). It evolved from materials originally developed for a US ballisitic missile program, and Stookey's research involved heat resistant material for nose cones.
Corning Ware's oven-to-table ( and also microwaveable) service first featured the little blue Cornflower decoration, designed by Joseph Baum, an artist at the Charles Brunell Agency in Hartford, Connecticut, which became the trademark of ... read more