1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Cover

Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Cover

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Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Cover
Accession Number: 
98.4.241
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8 cm, W: 17.7 cm, L: 24.6 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: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Refrigerator Dish in "Gooseberry" Pattern with Cover. Translucent white non-lead opalware glass; colorless borosilicate; pink enamel; pressed, tempered, screen printed; a) rectangular shaped dish; machine finished rim; two handles, one at each short end of dish, handles have squared off ends and sides that taper out to rim; sides of dish taper in to bottom, bottom rounds in to base; pink design of gooseberries and leaves printed on both long sides of dish, short sides plain; rectangular shaped ring foot; flat rectangular base with PYREX® backstamp including item number "0503" molded into center; b) rectangular cover; flat top, "PYREX®" and "503-C" molded into top of lid; sides of cover taper out and down to flat pressed out rim; two handles, one at each short end of cover, handle ends squared off and sides taper out to rim, inner edge of rim underside raised, underside of cover top ribbed.