1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Warmer in Original Box

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1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Warmer in Original Box

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1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Warmer in Original Box
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Overall H (a-c): 15.2 cm, W: 32.1 cm, D: 17.5 cm; Overall H (box): 14.8 cm, W: 34.8 cm, D: 19.2 cm
Not on Display
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Pattern Description: Corning Glass Works offered its first patterned opalware gift set in 1953 when the Heinz Baking Dish was sold in grocery stores. Widespread distribution of promotional patterns occurred after the overwhelming success of the 1956 release of seasonal “decorator casseroles.” Using existing Pyrex shapes, gift sets featured new patterns offered for a limited production time. They often came with mounters, cradles, or candlewarmers and were advertised in the spring to appeal to Mother’s Day and summer wedding shoppers and in the fall to give the holiday gift-buyers something new. Corning continued to produce gift sets through 1983, creating nearly 135 different gift set patterns during that time. Corning intended these pieces to be sold for a limited time, and directed retailers to remove older, unsold promotions from the shelves. Often, patterns used for these gift items were unnamed, or given names descriptive of the dish’s purpose, like “chip and dip set.” Collectors over the years have assigned names more reflective of the specific pattern.
Williams, Dianne, Source
043 1 1/2 QT. / PYREX ® / MADE IN U.S.A. / OVENWARE / 30
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943 C 19
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1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Warmer in Original Box. Opaque white opalware glass, screen-printed yellow-green enamel, cardboard, wood, metal; mold-pressed, assembled. Opaque white with yellow-green exterior, oval shaped casserole, opaque white lid, with applied woven pattern deoration, gold metal stand with two wooden handles in original cardboard box.
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.