2-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole

Object Name: 
2-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole

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Object Name: 
2-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole
Accession Number: 
2014.4.26
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.5 cm, W: 27.5 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.
Pattern Name: 
Autumn Floral
Provenance: 
Coco's Kitchen, Source
2014-06-30
Material: 
Inscription: 
475-B 2 1/2 QT. / TRADE MARK / 22 / PYREX / ® / MADE IN U.S.A. / OVENWARE
inscription
Molded relief on base
Primary Description: 
2-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole in "Autumn Floral" Pattern. Opaque white opalware glass, mustard-yellow and yellow enamel; mold-pressed, fired. Opaque white glass with mustard-yellow enamel on the exterior and a yellow stylized square floral pattern wrapping around the bottom half of the dish.
Pyrex Passion: The Comprehensive Guide to Decorated Vintage Pyrex (2013) illustrated, pp. 147, 191; BIB# 134658