Pyrex Oven Refrigerator Freezer Set in Original Box

Object Name: 
Pyrex Oven Refrigerator Freezer Set in Original Box

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Object Name: 
Pyrex Oven Refrigerator Freezer Set in Original Box
Accession Number: 
2010.4.1526
Dimensions: 
Overall H (a-h): 16.2 cm, W: 24.6 cm, D: 17.5 cm; H (box): 13.3 cm, W: 25.7 cm, D: 18.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1963-1967
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Multiple versions of many of the dishes in the Town and Country collection exist as a response to the mix and match kitchenware trend. - The second pattern design of Town and Country was never promoted in catalogs. Pattern Description: The introduction of Town and Country to the consumer market in 1963 provided ample opportunity for consumers to mix and match kitchenware. A 1964 magazine advertisement for this new design read, “Town and Country new Pyrex Ware coordinates in today’s most captivating decorative trend. These radiant new coordinates are in perfect color harmony with contemporary living—styled to complement dining room, kitchen, living room, [and] patio.” Various different sets of Town and Country were released, ensuring that multiple versions of the dishes were available for mixing and matching. For example, the first iteration of the Mixing Bowl set (400) was entirely solid colors in brown, orange, and yellow. The four-piece Cinderella set (440) had the three solid colors and one white bowl with the starburst pattern. The second iteration of these sets was released with more patterned dishes. The second version did not appear in catalogs. Town and Country was also released as a Refrigerator set (500), Round Casserole sets (470 and 480), Bake Ware (043,045,063) and Oval Casseroles (043,045,063). When the second version of this set was introduced a Chip and Dip set (441,444) was added.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Town and Country
Provenance: 
Williams, Dianne, Source
2010-12-30
Material: 
Inscription: 
0503 1 1/2 QT. / TRADE MARK / 32 / PYREX / ® / MADE IN U.S.A. / OVENWARE
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Stamped (a) on base
0502 1 1/2 PT. / TRADE MARK / 27 / PYREX / ® / MADE IN U.S.A. / OVENWARE
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Stamped (c) on base
501 B 1 1/2 CUP / PYREX ® / MADE IN U.S.A. / 13
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Stamped (e) on base
501 B 1 1/2 CUP / PYREX ® / MADE IN U.S.A. / 5
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Stamped (g) on base
503-C
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Stamped (b) on edge
501-C
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Stamped (h) on edge
11
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Stamped (d) on edge
502-C
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Stamped (d) on edge
501-C
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Stamped (f) on edge
17
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36
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Stamped (h) on edge
5 / PYREX ®
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Stamped (b) on edge
Primary Description: 
Pyrex Oven Refrigerator Freezer Set in "Town and Country" Pattern in Original Box. Opaque white opalware glass and colorless glass, applied yellow, orange and brown colors; machine-made. One large rectangular shaped yellow dish with colorless lid, one medium rectangular shaped orange dish with colorless lid and two small brown rectangular shaped dishes with colorless lids. Original cardboard box.