Pyrex Ware Patterns

Patterns With Patterns

Beyond the spectrum of colored Pyrex kitchenware were literally dozens of collections with a variety of silk screen-applied decorative patterns. Ranging from simple starbursts to intricate florals to complex geometricals, the decorations were applied in contrasting and complementary colors and also in gold leaf. Decorative patterned Pyrex pieces, if rare and found in good condition, can be among the most valuable as collectibles.

It is important to note that, in Pyrex Ware terms, the term "pattern" has dual meaning. It is often used to refer to the silk-screened decoration itself. But in a larger sense, "pattern" refers to a designed, coordinated set-- some pieces having decorative designs on them, and some not-- offered together as a named collection. Perhaps the term came to be used for Pyrex ware much in the same way it is for china or flatware.

Pyrex patterns fall into three general categories: standard, limited, and non-standard (aka promotional). And it can sometimes be confusing as to which category a particular pattern belongs.

Standard patterns are those whose collections were typcially comprised of a full range of dishes and bowls, and were marketed for two or more years.

The standard patterns known as "Pyrex Ware Compatibles", whose decorations are complementary to certain Corelle patterns, include the widest range of models of dishes. These include Butterfly Gold (1), Spring Blossom Green (1), and Snowflake Blue.

Later patterns with Corelle counterparts included Woodland and Colonial Mist, but in a limited range of models. Other standard patterns, while not exact duplicates, were marketed as coordinating with various Corelle patterns.

In between standard and non-standard are limited patterns, in which the decorative design or color scheme appeared for a year or more, but only on a specific set of bowls or on a selection of pieces far fewer than those of a more complete standard pattern collection. Examples would include the Multicolor, Dots, and Americana bowls, the Terra and the Spring Blossom 2 patterns, or the Golden Honeysuckle oblong casseroles.

Some limited patterns came to be marketed as part of standard pattern collections, e.g. the autumn-hued Americana bowls with Early American, or the Multitone Blue bowls, turquoise Snowflake casseroles, and turquoise Butterprint combined to create the eponymous "Turquoise" collection.

To keep it simple, however, the limited patterns are typically seen categorized with Standard patterns, although various sources contradict each other (and sometimes themselves) on the subject.

Non-standard patterns, more often referred to as promotional pieces or "promos", were produced on usually only a single piece with accessory offered as part of a grouping of several seasonal items in a single year. They far outnumber the standard and limited patterns, and tend to be among the more coveted as Pyrex ware collectibles.

Often a source of confusion, there doesn't seem to be a clear pattern to how pattern collections were composed. That is to say, the decorations did not always appear on the same style pieces across them all. And, even among those named patterns having different versions, they are not necessarily found on the same style pieces in each.

For example, in one color version of the "Town & Country" pattern, the 400 series mixing bowls are in solid colors with no decorations, while, in the other, they are unpainted opal with the "Town & Country" graphics applied.

In another example, pieces that are part of the "Daisy" pattern are in shades of orange to yellow, the decorative design applied only to lids and to alternating Cinderella mixing bowls.

Then there is the original "Verde", with its unique "olives" decoration appearing only on opal glass oval and later Cinderella casserole lids.

To be even more confusing, patterns which were given no official name-- usually promotional pieces-- have had a variety of names made up for them by collectors and eBay sellers. While this can be an annoyance-- several different names for the same pattern-- it is often the only way some patterns can be referred to or searched for online.

Things To Know About Patterns

  • Some patterns' decorations are dish only while others are lid only, with a few on both.
  • Some patterns' lid decoration differs from that of the dish or bowl.
  • Some patterns on lids differ slightly from one size to the next.
  • Decoratively patterned nesting bowl sets often alternate base and decoration colors, meaning some combinations on certain sizes do not exist.
  • Some pieces were sold as open stock in colors different from those sold with sets.
  • Contiguous patterns on bowls normally do not complete the entire circumference, Rainbow Stripe and Terra being two exceptions.
  • Patterns known as Pyrex Compatibles were made to go with existing Corelle dinnerware patterns.
  • Some patterns were only produced on a single style, size, and color promotional piece.
  • A few patterns, like Butterfly Gold and Spring Blossom Green, underwent revisions to their color and decoration.
  • Variants of some patterns were available through store premium or stamp redemption programs.
  • Although "standard" patterns include more types of pieces, the number of standard patterns released pales in comparison to the number of "non-standard" patterns.
  • Partial or variations of pattern graphics are sometimes seen to make them fit better on a lid, on small pieces like storage ware, or on tableware.
  • Many promotional piece patterns were labeled on cartons generically, e.g. "Designer Collection" or "Hostess Casserole", and were given no specific official names.
  • Some patterns fall between standard and non-standard, being sold for longer than a season but only appearing on a limited group of pieces.
  • Names are often seen applied to a pattern that are not its official name, leading to confusion in the collectibles marketplace.
  • Some American-made patterns were sold in Canada under different names.
  • Some patterns seen described as extremely rare may simply be UK JAJ or other non-US Pyrex pieces.

Pyrex Pattern Database

Pattern names listed below are those officially designated by Corning, if known, as seen either on cartons, in literature, or in advertising. Pattern names marked with a * are those often seen used for patterns which either had no official name or for which an official name has not been confirmed. Years of introduction listed may be best estimates.

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There are currently 156 unique patterns listed on this page.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  V  W  Z  

A
Americana (1966) (#8) -
Autumn Floral (1966) (#) -
Autumn Harvest (1979) (#49) -

B
Bake 'N' Carry (1980) (#4750-Z) -
Bake 'N' Carry Ivory (1980) (#4856) -
Bake 'N' Carry Rust (1980) (#4846) -
Bake N' Carry Country Blue (1983) (#4756) -
Bake N' Carry Country Cinnamon (1983) (#4757) -
Balloons* (1958) (#395-M) -
Basket Weave (1970) (#5570) -
Berries* (1960) (#) -
Black Tulip* (1957) (#943-M1) -
Blue Doily* (1968) (#6268,6368) -
Blue Ivy (1967) (#5567) -
Blue Stripe (1966) (#12) -
Bluebelle (1961) (#) -
Bluebird (1959) (#943-M-8) -
Bride's Casserole (1961) (#82) -
Brittany Blue (1967) (#) -
Buffet Twins (1959) (#473-M) -
Butterfly Gold 1 (1972) (#4) -
Butterfly Gold 2 (1979) (#4-N) -
Butterprint (1957) (#19) -

C
Celtic Floral* (1969) (#6169) -
Cinderella Buffet Set (1958) (#1995) -
Cinderella Divided Serving Dish (Barbed Wire*) (1958) (#88) -
Cinderella Divided Serving Dish (Constellation*) (1959) (#963-CW) -
Cinderella Scroll* (1958) (#) -
Cinderella Snack & Dip (1959) (#59-M) -
Cinderella Starter Set (1961) (#) -
Colonial Mist (1983) (#95) -
Cosmopolitan (1973) (#H-109C) -
Crazy Quilt (1971) (#5571) -

D
Daisy (1968) (#39) -
Decorated Mixer Bowls (1971) (#9300) -
Deluxe Buffet Server (Golden Poinsettias*) (1961) (#55) -
Deluxe Cinderella Casserole (1960) (#68) -
Deluxe Hostess Casserole (Frost Garland*) (1962) (#96) -
Desert Dawn (1955) (#) -
Designer Collection Daisy (1978) (#4078) -
Divided Buffet Server (Scroll*) (1962) (#88) -
Dot Bowls (1968) (#20,21,22,30) -
Duchess Casserole (1959) (#796) -
Duet Casserole (1959) (#963-CW-1) -
Dynasty (1978) (#4278) -

E
Early American (1962) (#7) -
Empire Scroll '61 (1961) (#52) -
Empire Scroll '65 (1965) (#5765) -
Español (1973) (#9173) -

F
Federal Eagle (1967) (#) -
Fish Dish (1959) (#) -
FlameGlo (1974) (#46) -
Flamingo Bakeware (1952) (#) -
Floral (1965) (#5465) -
Floral Bubbles* (1970) (#5870) -
Floral Casserole (Green Honeysuckle*) (1960) (#65) -
Forest Fancies (1981) (#61) -
Friendship (1971) (#45) -

G
Gold Scroll On Green (1966) (#5166) -
Golden Acorn (1960) (#21GA) -
Golden Bouquet (Ivory) (1967) (#5267) -
Golden Bouquet* (Blue) (1965) (#) -
Golden Casserole (1959) (#945-CW-2) -
Golden Chip & Dip Set (1959) (#3-gold) -
Golden Classic (1962) (#6462) -
Golden Garland* (1969) (#6669) -
Golden Grapes* (1960) (#64) -
Golden Hearts (1959) (#945CWI) -
Golden Honeysuckle (1963) (#) -
Golden Leaf (1960) (#67) -
Golden Pine (1961) (#54) -
Golden Rose (1967) (#5467) -
Golden Rosette* (1968) (#6168) -
Golden Scroll (1962) (#97) -
Golden Tulip (1962) (#6162) -
Golden Wreath (1967) (#5367) -
Gooseberry (1957) (#) -
Gourmet Casserole (1961) (#56) -
Green Casserole (1971) (#) -
Green Salad (1971) (#5471) -

H
Harvest (1973) (#9473/) -
Holiday Casserole (1960) (#63) -
Homestead (1976) (#48) -
Homestead 2 (1983) (#48) -
Horizon Blue (1969) (#41) -
Horizon Blue Promo Casserole (1970) (#5070) -
Hospitality Casserole (Golden Branch*) (1959) (#) -
Hospitality Casserole (Green Wheat*) (1960) (#66) -
Hostess Casserole (Blue Wheat*) (1961) (#51) -
Hot 'N' Cold Chip and Dip (1958) (#HC-9) -

I
Ivy* Chip and Dip (1964) (#5264) -

K
Kim Chee (1971) (#5671) -

L
Lace Medallion* (1957) (#945-CW) -
Lime Bakeware (1952) (#) -
Lucky In Love (1959) (#) -

M
Meadow (1960) (#943 M9) -
Medallion (1962) (#6362) -
Midnight Bloom* (1969) (#) -
Mod Kitchen* (1958) (#943-M-6) -
Moon Deco (1971) (#5771) -
Multicolor Bowls (1945) (#400) -
Multitone Blue (1966) (#300-1) -

N
Navajo* (1971) (#5171) -
Needlepoint (1957) (#443-CW, 575-M-1) -
New Holland (1973) (#9773) -
New Multicolor Bowls (1968) (#400) -
Nouveau Floral* (1968) (#6468) -

O
Old Orchard (1974) (#47) -
Old Town Blue (1972) (#5) -
Olive Medallion (1967) (#5167) -
Opal White (1954) (#4A) -
Orange Fiesta* (1971) (#5071) -

P
Penn Dutch (1970) (#5770) -
Pineapple Casserole (1968) (#5168) -
Pineapple Party (1971) (#5371) -
Pink Daisy (1956) (#) -
Pressed Flowers* (1957) (#) -
Princess Casserole (1960) (#62) -
Pueblo (1974) (#9573) -

R
Raffia (1973) (#9073) -
Rainbow Stripes (1965) (#) -
Regency (1965) (#5665) -
Rooster Black* (1958) (#) -
Royal Serving Dish (1961) (#53) -
Royal Wheat (Divided Server with cradle) (1960) (#61) -

S
Salad Bowl (1960) (#444SB) -
Sandalwood (1961) (#5) -
Saxony (1967) (#5667) -
Seville (1971) (#5871) -
Shenandoah (1981) (#80) -
Snack Server (Compass*) (1959) (#063-M) -
Snowflake (1956) (#) -
Snowflake Blue (1972) (#2) -
Sol Flower* (1968) (#6068) -
Spices (1978) (#4378) -
Spirograph* (1969) (#6469) -
Spring Blossom Green 1 (1972) (#1) -
Spring Blossom Green 2 (1979) (#1-N) -
Stack 'N' Snack (1980) (#4800) -
Starburst (1960) (#575-CW-1) -
Stems* (1962) (#943-M-10) -
Super Deluxe Casserole (UFO*) (1956) (#924CM,924-CW-19) -

T
Terra (1964) (#T) -
Terra Cotta Rose (1978) (#4178) -
Town & Country (1963) (#11) -
Town & Country Alternate (1963) (#) -
Tulip* (1964) (#5164) -
Turquoise Diamonds* (1960) (#) -
Twin Server (1959) (#472-M) -

V
Verde (1967) (#16) -
Verde Floral (1966) (#SP-16) -
Vintage (1973) (#9373) -

W
Wheat (1978) (#4478) -
Willow (1970) (#5370) -
Woodland (1978) (#6) -

Z
Zodiac (1961) (#57) -

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