8-1/2 Inch Pyrex Shallow Dish

Object Name: 
8-1/2 Inch Pyrex Shallow Dish

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Object Name: 
8-1/2 Inch Pyrex Shallow Dish
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 3.8 cm; Diam: 24 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Desert Dawn was one of the first opal ware Pyrex collections to hit the consumer market. Pattern Description: The 1955 release of Desert Dawn was comprised of two colors, Desert Pink and Desert Yellow. These were two of the first opal ware Pyrex products to hit the market. An advertisement in the August issue of LIFE magazine claimed that Desert Dawn was “A new color fashion in bakingware for both cooking and serving.” While both were solid colors, the pink and yellow versions of Desert Dawn were randomly speckled with tiny brown dots. Each color was released as a pie plate, in two sizes of round casseroles, and in a series of bake ware that included a loaf pan, cake pan, square pan, and two sizes of a rectangular pan. Desert Dawn in Pink and Yellow was discontinued in 1956.
Pattern Name: 
Desert Dawn
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
8-1/2 Inch Pyrex Shallow Dish in "Desert Dawn" Pattern. Translucent white non-lead opalware glass; yellow enamel, brown specks; pressed, tempered, enameled; circular shape; flat rim; body tapered in to base; interior and base of dish white, exterior mottled yellow with brown specks; foot ring; flat circular base with PYREX® backstamp including item number "209" molded into center.