1-1/2 Quart Casserole and Cover

Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Casserole and Cover

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Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Casserole and Cover
Accession Number: 
98.4.386
Dimensions: 
H: 10 cm; W: 17.6 cm; L: 26.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1956-1962
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: 
White Daisy
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
1-1/2 Quart Casserole in "Pink Daisy" Pattern and Cover. Translucent white non-lead opalware glass; pink enamel; white decoration; colorless borosilicate glass; pressed, tempered, enameled; screen printed; a) ovoid shaped dish; slightly flared out rim; two handles, one opposite the other, ends squared off, sides tapered out to rim; dish slightly tapered in to bottom, bottom rounded in to base, exterior pink, identical white daisy design on both long sides of dish, backwards "C" written in red crayon on one side of dish, orange mark to left of it; flat oval base with raised edge, PYREX® trademark molded into center; b) ovoid shaped cover; domed with flat top; flat rim; two handles, one opposite the other, ends squared off, sides tapered out to rim, "PYREX®" molded into top of one handle, "943C-7" molded into top of other handle; inside retaining rim on underside of cover.