Scalloped Shell Dish

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Object Name: 
Pyrex Scallop Shell Bowl
Title: 
Scalloped Shell Dish
Accession Number: 
98.3.33
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3 cm; Rim Diam: 11.5 cm; L: 12.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1960-1969
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Web Description: 
Could not find French advertisement for this object. However, a scalloped shell dish was sold in England. Based on the other items available at the time, the shell dish was probably made in the 1960's, selling for 2 shillings. There is a photocopy of the English advertisement in the object folder. Note: Corning Glass Works, Saint-Gobain, and Boussois formed Societe SOVIREL at Bagneaux-sur-Loing in 1955.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Source
1998-08-17
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Technique: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass, borosilicate; pressed; hemispherical shape; rim machine finished; outer edge of rim scalloped except near handle; handle ends squared off with sides that flare out to rim, "PYREX®/2 SEDLEX 9/FRANCE" molded into underside of handle, center of top of handle slightly pressed in; body of dish rounded in from rim, bottom of dish flattened slightly to form base; dish exterior has curved rounded ribs, ribs narrow at handle end and taper out to opposite end (like a scallop shell).