3 Pyrex Casseroles with Lids

Object Name: 
3 Pyrex Casseroles with Lids

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Object Name: 
3 Pyrex Casseroles with Lids
Accession Number: 
2010.4.1311
Dimensions: 
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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
Primary Description: 
3 Pyrex Casseroles in "Town and Country" Pattern with Lids. (A) Colorless glass and opaque white opalware glass, mold-pressed. Circular shaped, white casserole with handles and stylized brown snowflake decoration. Colorless lid. (B) Pyrex Casserole with Lid. Colorless glass and opaque white opalware glass, screen-printed yellow and brown enamel, mold-pressed. Circular shaped, white casserole with handles, decorated with a yellow exterior and stylized brown snowflake decoration. Colorless lid. (C) Pyrex Casserole 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.