1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Cover

Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Cover

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Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Cover
Accession Number: 
98.4.302
Dimensions: 
H: 7.9 cm; W: 17.9 cm; L: 24.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1971-1974
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - The Friendship pattern was a response to contemporary market trends toward “country living” interior decorating. - A promotional version of the Friendship pattern was released in 1971. Called “Penn Dutch,” it was slightly denser in floral arrangement and was evocative of the Pennsylvania Dutch style. Pattern Description: The Friendship pattern marks an era of nostalgic country themes. Along with Autumn Harvest, Butterfly Gold, Spring Blossom Green, Snowflake Blue, Homestead, Old Orchard, Old Town Blue, and Woodland, Friendship mirrors the contemporary trend of country décor. When Friendship first appeared in 1971 it was accompanied by a full array of items, including Mixing Bowl sets (400 &300), a Cinderella Bowl set (441-44), and Refrigerator set (501-03), Round Casserole set (471-475), and a range of Bake Ware products. The nesting bowl sets contained a solid orange, a solid red and two different size bowls with the Friendship pattern on a white background. Around 1972, clear patterned lids were replaced with opal lids with the same design. A favorite pattern among collectors, Friendship is evocative of rural Pennsylvania Dutch designs. Interestingly, in 1971 a promotional pattern called “Penn Dutch” was released with a denser arrangement of the bright orange and red bird motif of Friendship. Friendship remained available until 1974.
Pattern Name: 
Friendship
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Refrigerator Dish in "Friendship" Pattern with Cover. Translucent white non-lead opalware glass; red and orange enamel; colorless borosilicate glass; pressed, tempered, screen printed; a)rectangular shaped dish; machine finished rim; two handles, one at each short end of dish, handles have squared off ends and sides that taper out to rim; sides of dish taper in to bottom, bottom rounds in to base, same red and orange design printed onto long sides of dish, design of two stylized birds and flowers, short sides of dish plain; rectangular shaped foot; flat base with PYREX backstamp including item number "0503" molded into center; b) rectangular cover; flat top, "8/PYREX" and "503-C" molded into top of lid, old price sticker near "8/PYREX," tag white with blue strip at the top, "SEAFOOD" printed in blue strip, price "4.00" written in red ink at bottom; sides of cover taper out and down to flat pressed out rim; two handles, one at each short end of cover, handle ends squared off and sides taper out to rim, inner edge of rim underside raised, underside of cover top ribbed.