1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Lid

Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Lid

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Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Lid
Accession Number: 
2010.4.1249
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.7 cm, W: 32.5 cm, D: 21.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1969-1972
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Blue Horizon was released to commemorate the successful moon landing of Apollo 11 in July of 1969. - The shades of blue in Blue Horizon vary slightly as a result of the trend toward mix and match kitchenware. Pattern Description: The October 1969 issue of McCall’s magazine exclaims, “Next! Horizon Blue Pyrex Ware. Blue is what’s new. And blue is what you’ll be seeing just about everywhere…in fashion, in home decorating, in accessories, It’s sure to make your universe a little bit nicer.” The advertisement, showing the Horizon Blue collection sitting atop the moon’s surface with Earth in the distance, was released to commemorate the success of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July of 1969. Horizon Blue was initially produced as a relatively small collection by comparison. The set included the Cinderella Bowl set (440), the three-piece mixing bowl set (300), the Bake, Serve and Store set (470) with clear lids, the three-piece Casserole set (480) with clear lids, the four-piece Oven, Refrigerator and Freezer set (500) with full-ribbed clear lids, and three oval casseroles (943, 945, & the divided 963) with decorated opal lids. After its initial success, Horizon Blue was released as a Bakeware set (330) and as a 10 oz. pixie Casserole (700) in 1971. While the shades of blue in Horizon Blue vary slightly, Corning made them that way in order to address the contemporary trend of mix and match designs. In 1972 the Horizon Blue line was discontinued.
Pattern Name: 
Horizon Blue
Provenance: 
Williams, Dianne, Source
2010-12-31
Material: 
Inscription: 
1 1/2 QUART / PYREX ® / MADE IN U.S.A. / OVENWARE / 8
stamp
Stamped (a) on base
945 C 17
stamp
Stamped (b) on one handle
PYREX
stamp
Stamped (b) on one handle
Primary Description: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Lid in "Horizon Blue" Pattern. Opaque white opalware glass, screen-printed blue enamel; mold-pressed. Oval shaped white divided dish with handles, and blue exterior, opaque white lid with stylized pattern of blue flowers.
Venue(s)
Rakow Library, Corning Museum of Glass 2015-06-06 through 2016-03-17
America’s Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex commemorates the history of Pyrex brand housewares, developed by Corning Glass Works in 1915. Central to the story of Pyrex are women, traditionally the keepers of the home, who helped Corning designers and engineers develop the products to appeal to the burgeoning women’s consumer market. Corning Glass Works combined affordable products and attractive designs with strategic marketing to make Pyrex a mainstay in American homes. Pyrex advertisements, ephemera, and glassware from the combined collections of the Library and Museum will reveal the evolution of this modern American tradition.
Pyrex: A Century of Pyrex (2015-11) illustrated, p. 15, (fig. 8);