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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Pyrex ~ Orange ~ Rust

Here I have a lot of different PYREX goodies mixed together below
Patterns / Shades of Orange / Rust
Casserole's
Cinderella
Fridgie's
Gravy Boat / Dish - No underplate, I'm still looking though
Americana
Butterfly
Flamego
Sunflower
Wheat




 Pyrex Compatibles - Butterfly Gold (1972)

Butterfly Gold Pyrex was introduced during spring 1972 to complement the Corelle pattern first launched in 1970.  A new version of this pattern arrived in 1979.  The original design on ovenware & nesting bowls is a large flower in the centre flanked on either side by leaves, butterflies and smaller flowers.  Multi-piece sets have alternating color schemes: white on gold, and gold on white.

The largest variety of pieces was produced with this original pattern, during a period when a lot of new shapes & sizes were introduced as Pyrex Compatibles.  All items with the original 1972 design were discontinued by 1979, if not earlier.

Initially, oval casseroles & divided dishes were equipped with patterned opal Pyrex lids.  By mid 1977 this was no longer the case, so oval casseroles manufactured during the later part of this pattern's lifespan came with clear Pyrex lids.  Because divided dishes were dropped in 1976, they never have clear lids.




401 & 402 with the new 1979 design in orange and yellow, and 401 with the original 1972 design in gold.

The pattern was updated in 1979, the new full-color version depicting a bouquet of smaller flowers on stems.  Multi-piece sets alternate between dark orange-gold and light yellow-gold with a white pattern.  From 1979 to 1981, its final year, the selection of Butterfly Gold was limited to nesting bowl sets and 470/480 casseroles.  Corelle in this pattern remained in production for many years afterwards.  

There are two different 474 casseroles, one does not belong to a set.  From 1979 to 1981, 474 & 475 casseroles were packaged individually with the numbers 484 or 485 on the boxes.  As part of a set, the 474 is light yellow-gold, but if it was sold singly, its background is dark orange-gold.  The single 475 is the same color as usual.

(Photo: 501 refrigerator dish.)

It is unfortunate that a popular reference book claims that Butterfly Gold Pyrex is from the "late 60s".  That turns out to be false.  There is no doubt that it was introduced in 1972 to complement the Corelle Livingware pattern.



Nesting Bowls:

Original Design 1972:

300-Series Round - 401, 402, 403 - gold, white, gold

400-Series Round - 401, 402, 403, 404 - gold, white, gold, white

440-Series Cinderella - 441, 442, 443, 444 - white, gold, white, gold

New Design 1979:

300-Series Round - 401, 402, 403 - orange, yellow, orange

440-Series Cinderella - 441, 442, 443, 444 - yellow, orange, yellow, orange

   

Ovenware:
Original Design 1972:
Cinderella Casseroles (470 Set) - 
471, 472, 473 - 
gold, 
white / gold

Cinderella Casseroles (480 Set) - 
473, 474, 475
gold
white / gold


Oval Casseroles - 
043/943; 045/945
with patterned opal lids, or plain clear lids

Divided Dish - 
063/945 
gold, no pattern, with patterned opal lid

Refrigerator Dishes - 
501
502 
503
white

white / gold


Baking Pans - 
913 loaf 
922 square 
933 rectangular
white
white / gold

Round Casserole - 664 - gold

Round Casserole - 024 - white

New Design 1979:
Cinderella Casseroles (470 Set) - 
471, 472, 473 - orange, yellow, orange

Cinderella Casseroles (480 Set) - 
473, 474, 475 - orange, yellow, orange

Cinderella Casserole, single (484 or 485 Set) - 
474 or 475 - both orange

* - Although cataloges and packaging state that a covered divided dish is a 963, neither the lid nor the dish is marked this way.  
The dish itself is an 063, but this number only appears on examples made during the mid 1970s.  
Its lid is a non-divided 945, the same lid that is meant for an 045 casserole.  Since about 1972, the capacity of an 063 had been stated as 1 Qt rather than 1½ Qt.

Markings on certain baking pans give the impression that they are numbered 813, 822 and 833, but it might be an error.  
Company literature states that they are meant to be 913, 922 and 933


Pyrex Profile - Autumn Harvest (1979)

Introduced during mid 1979, Autumn Harvest was available in ovenware & nesting bowls, plus a selection of Tabletop Ware & Store 'N' See Canisters that arrived in 1980 & 1981.  
Most Pyrex opal ware products were discontinued during 1986 and Autumn Harvest was among them.  
This pattern was designed by artist Richard Hora. 


Autumn Harvest 401 & 402 round nesting bowls, 471 casserole.  
The brown 045/945 oval casserole has a different name: "Wheat".

It was not part of the Pyrex Compatibles product line since it is not a Corelle pattern.  
Although Autumn Harvest resembles Corelle's Harvest Home (1981), they were not officially promoted as complementary products.  
But for a short time they were contemporary with each other, and with similar colors and motifs they seem to be a natural pairing.

The pattern is printed in ivory rather than white, and multi-piece sets alternate with orange and rust backgrounds.  
But contradicting the usual color scheme are round 400-series nesting bowls all in rust instead of alternating orange and rust.  
This bowl shape was available individually in open stock as well as in boxed sets of three or four.  
All four sizes sold singly were offered in rust only, while boxed sets included orange 401s & 403s, and rust 402s & 404s.  
Open-stock bowls were first offered in 1980 and remained available for at least five years.

There are two different 474 casseroles, one does not belong to a set.  
Beginning in 1980 and through the early 1980s, 474 and 475 casseroles were packaged individually with the numbers 484 or 485 on the boxes.  
As part of a set, the 474 is orange, but if it was sold singly, its background is rust.  
The single 475 is the same color as usual.

Wheat (1978)  
In 1978, prior to Autumn Harvest's introduction, an 045/945 oval casserole named "Wheat" appeared in a gift promotion set that also included a rectangular wooden trivet.  
Wheat's color scheme is tan on brown rather than ivory on rust or orange, but its pattern is identical to Autumn Harvest.  
An 045 with Autumn Harvest's usual color scheme does not exist, but there is an orange 043/943.

 Rust 474.  
Autumn Harvest 474s are normally orange.  
This one is rust because it was sold individually rather than part of a 480 set.

Nesting Bowls:
Sets:
300-Series Round - 
401, 402, 403 - 
orange, rust, orange

400-Series Round - 
401, 402, 403, 404 - 
orange, rust, orange, rust

440-Series Cinderella - 
441, 442, 443, 444 - 
orange, rust, orange, rust

Singles:
Round 401, 402, 403, 404 - all rust



Ovenware:
Cinderella Casseroles (470 Set) - 
471
472
473
Rust
orange / rust

Cinderella Casseroles (460 Set) - 
473 & 474
Rust, orange

Cinderella Casseroles (480 Set) - 
473
474
 475  
Rust
orange / rust

Cinderella Casserole, single (484 or 485 Set) - 
474 or 475 - 
Both rust

Oval Casserole - 
043/943 - 
orange

Oval Casserole - 
045/945 - 
brown - with a tan design, named "Wheat"

Refrigerator Dishes - 
501
502
 503 
Rust (no pattern), 
orange / rust
 
Have the Best Day Ever!