1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Lid

Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Lid

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Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Lid
Accession Number: 
98.4.266
Dimensions: 
H: 10.1 cm; W: 27.7 cm; L: 26.6
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1956-1960
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Snowflake, along with Pink Daisy, was released in 1956 as the first printed pattern on the opal PYREX line. - The printed patterns were advertised as “NEW Pyrex Decorator Casseroles.” - The clear covers were meant for multi-purpose use, either as a trivet to protect the table or as an additional serving dish. - Known as “Garland” among collectors, Snowflake is one of the most collected patterns. - Snowflake was also part of the Turquoise line. Pattern Description: Snowflake was introduced in 1956 along with Pink Daisy. While Pyrex had been producing solid color opalware for several years, Pink Daisy and Snowflake were the first patterned dishes to be released using the new screen-printing process. They were introduced as “NEW Pyrex Decorator Casseroles” and quickly gained a market with consumers. One of the selling points of this new casserole dish was its clear cover, meant to be used not only as a cover but as a trivet to protect table surfaces. It could even be used as an extra serving dish. Snowflake, sometimes called “Garland” by collectors, was released in three versions. The longest running color combination was a white pattern on a turquoise background. However Snowflake also came in a turquoise pattern on a white background, and a white pattern on a charcoal background. While the white on turquoise version ran until 1967, the turquoise on white was produced until 1963 and the charcoal version was produced until 1960. In 1963 a new product line called “Turquoise” was released, which included both Butterprint and Snowflake in the white pattern on turquoise background. The same blue tint was used in both product lines. Later the “Multitone Blue” 300-series bowl set was added to the Turquoise collection.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Snowflake
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole in "Snowflake" Pattern with Lid. ) translucent white opalware glass; black enamel; white decoration; b) colorless; a) non-lead glass; b) non-lead borosilicate glass; a) pressed; tempered; enameled; screen printed; b) pressed; a) ovoid shaped casserole; machine finished rim; rim tapers out to handle at both ends of dish; handles flat and squared off at ends; body tapers in from rim; interior of body and top of handles white; exterior of body and underside of handles black; same white snowflake design printed on each half of body, design breaks under handles; casserole has oval foot and flat base with PYREX® backstamp molded into center; b) oval shaped cover; domed with flat top, flat rim; rim tapers out to handle at either end; handles flat with squared off ends, "PYREX®" molded into top of one handle, "943C 38" molded into top of other handle; inner edge of rim raised on underside of cover.