1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Cover and Cradle

Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Cover and Cradle

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Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Cover and Cradle
Accession Number: 
98.4.264
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.1 cm, W: 17.6 cm, L: 30.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1963-1967
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Multiple versions of many of the dishes in the Town and Country collection exist as a response to the mix and match kitchenware trend. - The second pattern design of Town and Country was never promoted in catalogs. Pattern Description: The introduction of Town and Country to the consumer market in 1963 provided ample opportunity for consumers to mix and match kitchenware. A 1964 magazine advertisement for this new design read, “Town and Country new Pyrex Ware coordinates in today’s most captivating decorative trend. These radiant new coordinates are in perfect color harmony with contemporary living—styled to complement dining room, kitchen, living room, [and] patio.” Various different sets of Town and Country were released, ensuring that multiple versions of the dishes were available for mixing and matching. For example, the first iteration of the Mixing Bowl set (400) was entirely solid colors in brown, orange, and yellow. The four-piece Cinderella set (440) had the three solid colors and one white bowl with the starburst pattern. The second iteration of these sets was released with more patterned dishes. The second version did not appear in catalogs. Town and Country was also released as a Refrigerator set (500), Round Casserole sets (470 and 480), Bake Ware (043,045,063) and Oval Casseroles (043,045,063). When the second version of this set was introduced a Chip and Dip set (441,444) was added.
Pattern Name: 
Town and Country
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole in "Town and Country" Pattern with Cover and Cradle. Translucent white non-lead opalware glass; brown decoration; colorless borosilicate glass; white plastic; pressed, tempered, screen printed; a) ovoid shaped casserole; machine finished rim; rim tapers out to handle at both ends of dish; handles flat and squared off at ends; body tapers in from rim; same brown design printed on each half of body, design breaks under handles, design is of: eight-pointed star, stylized flower in hexagon of X's, eight-pointed star, two clusters of X's, large eight-pointed star with dots and circle of X's around it, two clusters of X's, eight-pointed star, stylized flower in hexagon of X's, eight-pointed star; casserole has oval foot and flat base with PYREX® backstamp molded into center; b) oval shaped cover; domed with flat top, flat rim; rim tapers out to handle at either end; handles flat with squared off ends, "PYREX®" molded into top of one handle, "943C-14" molded into top of other handle; inner edge of rim raised on underside of cover; c) ovoid shaped cradle; frame is two parallel pieces of metal tubing, tubing angled up and squared off at either end of cradle to form handles; ribbed plastic tube around handle; frame tapers in, bottom rounded off and then angled up to form foot, bottom of frame horizontal; oval band of metal attached to inside of frame just below handles.