750 Milliliter Pyrex Casserole Dish with Lid

Object Name: 
750 Milliliter Pyrex Casserole Dish with Lid

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Object Name: 
750 Milliliter Pyrex Casserole Dish with Lid
Accession Number: 
2010.4.1335 B
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.2 cm, W: 19.8 cm, D: 15.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1983-1986
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Colonial Mist was designed to accompany the Corelle Dinnerware pattern of the same name. - In the 1988 a four-piece clear Mixing Bowl set was released with the same pattern, but was marketed as “White Lace.” - Colonial Mist was the last opal PYREX pattern ever designed before production ceased in 1986. Pattern Description: Colonial Mist was designed to accompany the Corelle Dinnerware line of the same name. Released to the public in July 1983 this floral pattern was either white on a blue background or blue on a white background. The exception to this is the release of a clear four-piece Mixing Bowl set in the mid-1980s, which has a white band of daisies circumnavigating the bowl. However, the clear set was called “White Lace” rather than Colonial Mist and had a limited release. As usual, when sold as a set the mixing bowls alternated colors, but the nesting mixing bowls were also released as individual items. These had a blue background with a white printed pattern, so that the 402 and 404 bowls exist in two forms. By the 1980s the Pyrex dishes were marked with metric units only and Colonial Mist is no exception. As one of the last patterns to be produced on opal Pyrex, Colonial Mist does not include a refrigerator set, oval casseroles, or any ovenware pieces. It was discontinued in 1986 when opal Pyrex was no longer made.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Colonial Mist
Provenance: 
Williams, Dianne, Source
2010-12-30
Material: 
Inscription: 
472-B 750 ml / PYREX ® / FOR OVEN AND / MICROWAVE / NO STOVETOP / OR BROILER / CORNING N.Y. USA / 18
stamp
Stamped (a) on base
18-470-C
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Stamped (b) on handle
A PYREX ®
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Stamped (b) on handle
Primary Description: 
750 Milliliter Pyrex Dish in "Colonial Mist" Pattern with Lid. Colorless glass and opaque white opalware glass; screen-printed with blue enamel; mold-pressed. Circular shaped white dish with handles, decorated with blue flower decoration. Colorless lid.
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.