Monday, January 8, 2018

Mysteries of Corning Ware - The P-102? Teapot/Cream Pitcher

Since it is somewhat traditional, at this point in time, to reminisce about the previous year, I would like to focus on the biggest Corning Ware mystery to surface in 2017.
It took a bit of luck to secure one of the four that have appeared on eBay over the last 6 months, but I finally succeeded.  Of course, because Murphy is my Uncle, I promptly found a damaged one in a thrift store 3 days after the eBay seller had shipped the one I purchase.  So now I have 2 of them, or 1 4/5 of them, depending on how you look at it.

The mystery piece I am speaking of is this 2 cup "teapot" with the aluminum lid.

I placed "teapot" in quotes, because it really looks more like a cream pitcher, to me.  (like this metal one)

Especially with the way the lid is attached.

 (It hooks over a wire embedded in the Bakelite handle)

I kind of wonder if this is a product of the same phenomenon as the H-7 au Gratin/Deep Pie dish piece.

Which was really a Hospitality Industry item, but they do show up from time to time with Cornflowers emblazoned upon them, instead of the standard plain white.  Likewise, these cream servers/individual teapots may have also escaped their hospitality destiny to be flocked in blue flower.

I am guessing that they might be a P-102... But they could just as easily be an H-102 or just an H-2. Heck, they could have even been PL-102 if they were intended for the airlines.  Who knows.  I only have access to 2 documents regarding Hospitality items.  One document focuses on the warming buffet style servers and the other is about the H-7 individual pie dish (seen above).  As far airline items are concerned, I got nothing.  So your guess on this piece is just as good as mine.

Then again.....  It looks an AWFUL lot like the individual Pyrex carafes that were produced from 1958-1960ish.


Where is your Corning Ware??


  1. When I see that what pops into my mind is a hot syrup dispenser. But who really knows?

  2. Your date is probably pretty accurate, Shane. I'm guessing 1960-61. I've found that the early percolators made before 1962 have the "flame" separating the words "Corning" and "Ware". From '62 on, the logo was placed above the words.

  3. Would you happen to have a photo of the logo?

  4. You know. I am thinking it might be for steamed milk. Like for cappuccino.

  5. J'ai un corning ware modèle blueberry A-2-B. J'aimerais savoir en quelle année ce modèle (A-2-B). A t-il été créé.
    Merci pour votre réponse

  6. I'd bet that this little item is designed for warming syrup for pancakes and waffles.


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