1 Pint Pyrex Casserole with Lid

Object Name: 
1 Pint Pyrex Casserole with Lid

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Object Name: 
1 Pint Pyrex Casserole with Lid
Accession Number: 
2010.4.1311 C
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.4 cm, W: 19.8 cm, D: 16 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.
Pattern Name: 
Town and Country
Provenance: 
Williams, Dianne, Source
2010-12-30
Material: 
Inscription: 
471 1 PT. / TRADE MARK / 29 / PYREX / ® / MADE IN U.S.A.
stamp
Stamped (a) on base
3 470-C
stamp
Stamped (b) on handle
PYREX
stamp
Stamped (b) on handle
Primary Description: 
1 Pint Pyrex Casserole in "Town and Country" Pattern with Lid. Colorless glass and opaque white opalware glass, screen-printed orange and brown enamel; mold-pressed. Circular shaped, white casserole with handles, decorated with an orange exterior and stylized brown snowflake decoration. Colorless lid.
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.