Pyrex Casserole with Lid

Object Name: 
Pyrex Casserole with Lid

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Object Name: 
Pyrex Casserole with Lid
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 14.9 cm, Diam: 23 cm
On Display
about 1915-1919
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerry E. Wright
Primary Description: 
Pyrex Casserole with Lid. Colorless with yellowish cast, non-lead borosilicate glass; mold-pressed. (a) Deep circular basin with walls tapering in towards base, inset flange on inside of flared rim, exterior of rim has a minute extruded edge, walls curve to wide flattened base molded with inset circular foot in very slight relief; overall mold marks; (b) slightly domed lid with center extended to form tall flared conical handle topped with solid button-shaped knob with nipple, remainder of handle is hollow with lower half stepped out and curving into lid top, vertical two-part mold marks on handle, perimeter of lid is flattened on top and bottom to fit in basin flange, underside of rim is in slightly raised; exterior of rim has a minute extruded edge; overall mold and chill marks; (a) molded in low relief circle at center of base (reading through interior): interlocked CG monogram/PYREX/interlocked CG monogram; (b) molded in low relief on top rim of lid on opposite sides of PYREX is the item number: "PYREX/101".
Jerry E. Wright (American, b. 1932), Source
Stamped near rim
monogram/PYREX/interlocked CG monogram
Stamped center of base
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.
Pyrex: A Century of Pyrex (2015-11) illustrated, p. 12-13, (fig. 1);
Cooking with Glass: How Pyrex Transformed Every Kitchen into a Home-Ec Lab (2015-06-10) illustrated, p. 2 (bottom); BIB# AI100652
A Century of Pyrex (2015) illustrated, p. 8;
Design Chronicles: significant mass-produced designs of the 20th century (2005) illustrated, p. 42, fig. 02-18; BIB# 89747
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 76-77, #129; BIB# 65446
Recent Important Acquisitions, 39 (1997) illustrated, pp. 182-183, #47; BIB# AI5243
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1996 (1997) illustrated, p. 41; BIB# AI95179
Science Top Ten illustrated, p. 2;