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

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

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Object Name: 
2-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Cover and Cradle
Accession Number: 
98.4.265
Dimensions: 
H: 17.5 cm; W: 21.6 cm; L: 34.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1958
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Primary Description: 
2-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole in "Golden Hearts" Pattern with Cover and Cradle. Translucent white non-lead opalware glass; colorless borosilicate glass; cream enamel; gold decoration; white plastic; pressed, tempered, enameled, 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; interior of body and top of handles white; exterior of body and underside of handles cream; same gold design printed on each half of body, design breaks under handles, design of alternating right side up and upside down hearts, hearts divided in half lengthwise, one half gold, the other half cream with a gold asterisk; casserole has oval foot and flat base with PYREX® backstamp including item number "045"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, "945 C 1" molded into top of other handle; inner edge of rim raised on underside of cover; c) ovoid cradle; frame of metal tubing; frame has two squared off handles, plastic tube around each handle end; oval band of metal attached to frame just below handles; frame has two outer metal cross pieces that are the length of cradle and located below oval band; flat rectangular perforated tray in center; one long side of tray hinged to one outer cross piece, other long side of tray overlaps second outer piece, tray can be lifted up and down; two candle holders underneath tray, holders cylindrical with tapered sides and flat circular bases, old candle wax and wicks in holders, bases of holders attached to low middle cross piece that is the length of the frame, piece has angled up ends; piece attached to middle point of "W" shaped sections at short ends of frame; four pointed feet created by "W" shaped ends.
Pattern Name: 
Golden Hearts
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection