1-1/2 Pint Pyrex Mixing Bowl

Object Name: 
1-1/2 Pint Pyrex Mixing Bowl

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Object Name: 
1-1/2 Pint Pyrex Mixing Bowl
Accession Number: 
2010.4.711 D
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.3 cm, Diam: 14.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1976-1980
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Pfaltzgraff, another dinnerware company, released a highly successful folk art themed design. Pyrex released Homestead as a response to this Pfaltzgraff pattern as well as to the market trend toward “country living” décor. Pattern Description: The success of the Pfaltzgraff pattern evocative of hand-painted folk art prompted Corning to create the Homestead design. Corning also suggested Homestead would coordinate nicely with the Old Town Blue (Onion) pattern. Designed by Estelle Rothstein in 1976, Homestead was among one of several patterns released in response to the growing interest in country living. The initial release of Homestead was a blue design on a speckled beige background. A later iteration, also known as Homestead, was released with a brown pattern on a solid beige background. Though Pyrex patterns were limited, availability of a wide array of dishes was still possible. Homestead was released in the 300 and 400 Mixing Bowl sets, the Cinderella Bowl set (441-44), the four-piece refrigerator set (501-03), Round Casserole sets (470 and 480), Bake Ware, and a mug. Other items exist, but with only a speckled beige background and no design. Homestead was discontinued in 1980 and replaced by Forest Fancies in 1981.
Pattern Name: 
Homestead
Provenance: 
Williams, Dianne, Source
2010-12-31
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
401 1 1/2 pt. - 750 ml / PYREX ® / by CORNING / Corning N.Y. USA / BAKING AND / MICROWAVE / 9
stamp
Stamped on base
Primary Description: 
1-1/2 Pint Pyrex Mixing Bowl in "Homestead" Pattern. Opaque white opalware glass, screen-printed tan color flecked with blue and blue enamel; mold-pressed. Circular, mixing bowl with flower decoration.
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.