2-1/2 Quart Pyrex "Cinderella" Bowl

Object Name: 
2-1/2 Quart Pyrex "Cinderella" Bowl

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Object Name: 
2-1/2 Quart Pyrex "Cinderella" Bowl
Accession Number: 
98.4.190
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10 cm, Diam: 22.2 cm, L: 27 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1957-1966
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Gooseberry, along with Butterprint, was the first pattern released on the new Cinderella Mixing Bowl set. - Gooseberry was one of the first four printed patterns release on opal Pyrex. - Gooseberry was released in several color iterations, consisting of pink on white, white on pink, black on yellow, black on white, and a promotional version of gold on beige. Pattern Description: In 1957 Butterprint and Gooseberry were introduced for the opalware Pyrex line, preceded only by Snowflake and Pink Daisy. Along with Butterprint, Gooseberry was one of the first patterns debuted on the new “Cinderella Bowls.” Cinderella Bowls were a series of large nested mixing bowls with a handle or spout on each side, which were designed by John Philip Johnson. The name Cinderella was applied to quite a few different Pyrex products from carafes to butter dishes but the spout and handle nesting bowls marked the first use of this name. Because the Gooseberry pattern was one of two patterns first released on the new spout and handle nesting bowls, the Cinderella name has become synonymous with this type of Pyrex nesting bowl. Most Gooseberry dishes are pink on white backgrounds or white with pink backgrounds. However, in the same year Gooseberry was released in a black pattern with either a white or yellow background. This particular color was only available in the four-piece Cinderella Bowl set and never expanded beyond that. The black patterned set was discontinued in 1962. Rare Gooseberry with a gold pattern on beige background exists, but it is unclear whether it was offered as a promotional item, a market test item, or as an employee appreciation item. The entire Gooseberry line was discontinued in 1966.
Pattern Name: 
Gooseberry
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
2-1/2 Quart Pyrex "Cinderella" Bowl in "Gooseberry" Pattern. Translucent white and pink non-lead and opalware glass; mold-pressed, tempered, screen-printed; hemispherical shape; machine finished rim with two lips opposite each other, one lip wider than other, top of both lips pressed in and tapered down; pink printed design of gooseberry stems and stars around circumference of bowl; body rounded in toward bottom; bowl has ring foot; flat circular base with "443 2 1/2 QT. / TRADE MARK / 19 / PYREX / MADE IN U.S.A. / OVENWARE" molded onto it.
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.