1-1/4 Quart Pyrex Casserole and Cover

Object Name: 
1-1/4 Quart Pyrex Casserole and Cover

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Object Name: 
1-1/4 Quart Pyrex Casserole and Cover
Accession Number: 
98.4.303
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.3 cm, W: 17.4 cm, L: 29.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1957-1962
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Pink Daisy (and Snowflake) casserole dishes were released with clear covers and marketed as a multi-use item because of their ability to be either additional serving dishes or a trivet to protect the table. Pattern Description: Along with Snowflake, the Pink Daisy pattern debuted Pyrex printed patterns on a solid color. Pink Daisy was also released on new sizes and shapes to the Pyrex line. First were oval Decorator Casseroles released in 1956 followed by square Space-Saver Casseroles released in 1957 and then oval Divided and Non-Divided (Open Baker) Dishes in 1958. While Pyrex had been producing solid color dishes for several years Pink Daisy and Snowflake were the first patterned opalware to be released using a new screen-printing process. They were introduced as “NEW Pyrex Decorator Casseroles” and quickly became popular with consumers. One of the selling points of this new casserole dish was its clear cover. The cover was marketed for multi-purpose use, meant to be used not only as a cover, but as a trivet to protect table surfaces or even as an extra serving dish. When two sizes of the Space-Saver Casseroles hit the market in 1957 it was a new innovation with lids designed so they could stack on top of each other, thus saving space for other storage needs. Additionally, the Pyrex line offered this same combination of casseroles with aluminum covers for freezer storage. The Oven, Freezer, Server set (550) came with two casserole sizes, two aluminum Space-Saver covers and one “Sparkling Clear Cover” meant to be used for oven or freezer.
Pattern Name: 
Pink Daisy
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
1-1/4 Quart Pyrex Casserole in "Pink Daisy" Pattern and Cover. white non-lead opalware glass; colorless borosilicate glass; pink enamel, white; pressed, tempered, enameled, screen printed; a) rectangular shaped dish; machine finished rim; two handles, one at each short end, handles are as wide as the dish's base, handles flat with squared off ends with sides that taper out to rim; sides of body taper in to bottom, bottom rounds in to base; exterior of body pink, interior and base white; same white daisy design printed on long sides of dish exterior, short sides plain pink; rectangular foot; base flat with PYREX® backstamp including item number "548" molded into center; b) rectangular shaped cover; domed; flat top with raised outer edge; sides taper out and down to flat pressed out rim; two handles, one at each short end of cover, handles wide as top of cover, handles flat with squared off ends and sides that taper out to rim; inner edge of rim underside raised.