Pyrex Custard Cup

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Pyrex Custard Cup
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
96.4.174
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.7 cm, Diam: 10.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1915-1919
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerry E. Wright
Primary Description: 
Pyrex Custard Dish. Colorless with yellowish cast, non-lead borosilciate glass; mold-pressed. Small circular dish with deep walls tapering in towards narrow base, narrow inset flange on inside of thick curved rim, outside of rim has a minute extruded edge, flattened base molded with inset, slightly raised/circular foot; overall mold and chill marks; molded in low relief circle at center of base (reading through interior): interlocked CG monogram/PYREX/interlocked CG monogram; molded in low relief on underside of rim and reading through the glass: 422.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
#422
Provenance: 
Jerry E. Wright (American, b. 1932), Former Collection
1996-06
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
interlocked CG monogram/PYREX/interlocked CG monogram; molded in low relief on underside of rim: 422
Trademark
Stamped center of base
Venue(s)
Rakow Library, Corning Museum of Glass 2015-06-06 through 2016-03-17
America’s Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex commemorates the history of Pyrex brand housewares, developed by Corning Glass Works in 1915. Central to the story of Pyrex are women, traditionally the keepers of the home, who helped Corning designers and engineers develop the products to appeal to the burgeoning women’s consumer market. Corning Glass Works combined affordable products and attractive designs with strategic marketing to make Pyrex a mainstay in American homes. Pyrex advertisements, ephemera, and glassware from the combined collections of the Library and Museum will reveal the evolution of this modern American tradition.
Pyrex: A Century of Pyrex (2015-11) illustrated, p. 12-13, (fig. 1);
A Century of Pyrex (2015) illustrated, p. 8;
Design Chronicles: significant mass-produced designs of the 20th century (2005) illustrated, p. 42, fig. 02-18; BIB# 89747
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 76-77, #129; BIB# 65446
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1996 (1997) illustrated, p. 41;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 39 (1997) illustrated, pp. 182-183, #47; BIB# AI5243