1 Pint Pyrex Casserole

Object Name: 
1 Pint Pyrex Casserole

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Object Name: 
1 Pint Pyrex Casserole
Accession Number: 
98.4.206
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.2 cm, Diam: 15.7 cm, L: 19.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1957-1968
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Butterprint, along with Gooseberry, was the first pattern printed on the new Cinderella Nesting Bowls. Pattern Description: Butterprint was one of the first printed patterns on the opal ware Pyrex line, preceded only by Snowflake and Pink Daisy. Released in 1957 Butterprint was the result of growing market trends with its turquoise on white and white on turquoise Amish print. Along with Gooseberry, Butterprint 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, and designed by John Philip Johnson. The name Cinderella was applied to quite a few different Pyrex products from carafes to butter dishes even though the new spout and handle nesting bowls marked the first use of this name. Promotional sets with orange and pink Butterprint on a white background and white Butterprint on a pink background were released in the late 1950s and early 1960s due to the design’s popularity. The success of this design later yielded a Bake, Serve and Store set (470) and Oven Refrigerator and Freezer set (500) in 1959 and the 480 Casserole set in 1960. Butternut was discontinued in 1968. In 1963 a new product line called “Turquoise” was released, which included both Butterprint and Snowflake in the white pattern on turquoise background. The same blue tint was used in both product lines. Later the “Multitone Blue” 300-series bowl set was added to the Turquoise collection.
Pattern Name: 
Butterprint
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
1 Pint Pyrex Casserole in "Butterprint" Pattern. Translucent white glass, turquoise enamel, white decoration; non-lead opalware glass; pressed, tempered, screen printed; cylindrical shape; machine finished rim; two handles opposite each other, handle ends are squared off and sides flare out to rim, top of both handles pressed in and tapered down; body slightly tapered in, exterior of body turquoise, interior is white, white pattern printed onto each half of body exterior, design breaks under handles, pattern is of stylized farm scenes including pictures of: corn stalks, roosters, wheat sheaves, farmers and wives; "1-" written in black ink on bottom of casserole interior; ring foot; flat circular base with PYREX backstamp molded into it.