2-1/2 Pyrex Casserole Dish with Lid

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

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Object Name: 
2-1/2 Pyrex Casserole Dish with Lid
Accession Number: 
2010.4.1306 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11 cm, W: 27.9 cm, D: 22 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1966
Web Description: 
Pattern Description: Corning Glass Works offered its first patterned opalware gift set in 1953 when the Heinz Baking Dish was sold in grocery stores. Widespread distribution of promotional patterns occurred after the overwhelming success of the 1956 release of seasonal “decorator casseroles.” Using existing Pyrex shapes, gift sets featured new patterns offered for a limited production time. They often came with mounters, cradles, or candlewarmers and were advertised in the spring to appeal to Mother’s Day and summer wedding shoppers and in the fall to give the holiday gift-buyers something new. Corning continued to produce gift sets through 1983, creating nearly 135 different gift set patterns during that time. Corning intended these pieces to be sold for a limited time, and directed retailers to remove older, unsold promotions from the shelves. Often, patterns used for these gift items were unnamed, or given names descriptive of the dish’s purpose, like “chip and dip set.” Collectors over the years have assigned names more reflective of the specific pattern.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Blue Stripe
Provenance: 
Williams, Dianne, Source
2010-12-30
Material: 
Inscription: 
475-B 2 1/2 QT. / TRADE MARK / 21 / PYREX / ® / MADE IN U.S.A. / OVENWARE
stamp
Stamped (a) on base
475-C 38
stamp
Stamped (b) on handle
PYREX
stamp
Stamped (b) on handle
Primary Description: 
2-1/2 Pyrex Casserole Dish in "Blue Stripe" Pattern with Lid. Colorless glass and opaque white opalware glass, applied blue color, and light blue decal, machine-made. Circular shaped white casserole with handles and blue exterior and light blue stripes. Colorless lid.