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Early 1950s vintage set of Corning Glass cups and saucers in the opal color translucent milk glass. The pattern is “Princess”, with double ribbed wavy panels and swirl scalloped edge saucers. The set includes four cups and four saucers.
The bases are marked, CORNING – TOUGHENED – HEAT RESISTANT – MADE IN USA”, with the Corning Crown logo in the center.
Saucers measure 6 inches across. Cups are 3-7/8 across (without handles) and sit 2-1/2 inches high.
All pieces are in remarkable condition with no obvious scratches, marks or flaws.
HISTORIQUE: Corning Glass Works was founded in 1851 in Massachusetts, originally as the Bay State Glass Co. It later moved to Brooklyn, New York, and operated as the Brooklyn Flint Glass Works. The company moved again to its ultimate home and namesake, the city of Corning, New York, in 1868.
Over 147 years later, Corning continues to maintain its world headquarters at Corning, N.Y. The firm established one of the first industrial research labs there in 1908.
Corning glass kitchenware is best known for Pyrex (trademarked as PYREX), a brand introduced by Corning Inc. in 1908 for a line of clear, low-thermal-expansion. It was later expanded to include clear and opal ware products made of soda-lime glass. Corning’s ‘Toughened’ glass was designed to be thin, light and damage-resistant. It is unique to Corning. Corning no longer manufactures or markets consumer glass kitchenware.
Corning became the world's leading manufacturer of optical fiber. The company continues to produce optical fiber and cable for the communications industry.
The biggest turning point for Corning came when Apple approached it to develop a screen solution for its upcoming phone model, the iPhone. Eventually, all the major Android vendors also adopted its Gorilla glass screen.
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CORNING Swirl Pattern Milk Glass Cups & Saucers Set of 4 (8 pcs)
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