1-1/2 Cup Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Lid

Object Name: 
1-1/2 Cup Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Lid

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Object Name: 
1-1/2 Cup Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Lid
Accession Number: 
2010.4.286 D
Overall H: 8.2 cm, W: 10.7 cm, D: 8.6 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Early American was advertised as the “theme of the decade.” - Early American was the first pattern printed in 22-karat gold. - Early American was one of the longest running Pyrex patterns. - The same pattern was released in Canada, but was called Early Canadian. Pattern Description: Early American was touted as “the most popular decorating theme of the decade.” A September 1962 article in Home for Daily read “Available after Oct. 15, the four-piece set will become a permanent item in the Pyrex line. Retail price is $4.95. The Early American decoration is in Colonial brown and 22-karat gold.” Early American was a resounding success, lasting for nearly a decade before it was discontinued in 1971. Along with Pink Gooseberry, Turquoise Butterprint, and Sandalwood, Early American was the fourth design released on the new and popular Cinderella Bowl sets. Its early release saw the design on Decorator Casseroles (943-7 and 945-7), a divided serving dish with cover (963-7), and a casserole in a brass mounter with walnut handles (6262). As it ran for nearly a decade, Early American was released on a full array of dishes featuring a Chip N’ Dip set (395-7), a three-piece casserole set (480), the three-piece Bake, Serve N’ Store set (470) as well as on a carafe and mugs with candle warmer set (4712-CW-4). Early American was offered in a gold on brown background or a brown on white background, but there were exceptions in this set. The large 1 ½ Qt. refrigerator casserole (503) was made with a white design on a brown background, as were the 401 and 403 bowls, potentially made for an alternating pattern set. Experimental color schemes only released for test marketing or as a prototype exist in such color schemes as gold on red, gold on turquoise, and gold on deep yellow or orange. The very same pattern was sold in Canada, but called Early Canadian, and was still produced in the United States. Early American ended its long run in 1971.
Pattern Name: 
Early American
Williams, Dianne, Source
501 B 1 1/2 CUP / PYREX / ®̅̅ / MADE IN U.S.A. / 1
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Stamped (b) end
Stamped (b) end
Primary Description: 
1-1/2 Cup Pyrex Refrigerator Dish in "Early American" Pattern with Lid. Opaque white opalware glass; with screen-printed brown enamel; mold-pressed. Medium (1.5 cup) white rectangular dish with Early American pattern decoration in brown; and colorless lid.
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.