You might remember the name Schott & Gen from your school days as that’s what this German company is probably best known for, laboratory glass – test tubes, beakers and the like. But at some point they ventured into glassware for domestic use, producing some quite restrained, but to my mind very attractive pieces, like today’s saucepan! It’s obviously a very plain looking pot, but that’s half the appeal, and I like the fact that the handle is removable, more for its quirk factor than anything else! I assume that they were following in the footsteps of Corning Ware – or perhaps they were the ones who led the way, who knows? – where one handle could be used on multiple pieces of cookware. Sadly though the chances of finding another pot like today’s is pretty slim – in all my years of collecting I think this is the first one I’ve come across!
P.S. Rather interestingly Schott & Gen were at one point divided in half – literally – with VEB Jenaer Glaswerk in Jena in East Berlin, and Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen in Mainz in the West
Dimensions: 16cm in diameter x 8cm deep x 31cm long (incl. handle)