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 typically 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 '72, Spring Blossom Green '72, and Snowflake Blue.

Later patterns with Corelle counterparts included Woodland and Colonial Mist. Other standard patterns, while not exact duplicates, were marketed as coordinating with various Corelle patterns.

Alternate patterns are a sub-category of Standard. They include variations of some standard patterns marketed through trading stamp redemption programs or as limited time offerings. Examples include Butterprint sets all with plain opal bases and orange (440), pink (470), or turquoise (404, 440, 470) decoration. Alternate versions of Verde and Town & Country were also produced.

Limited patterns fall between standard and non-standard patterns. 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, 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) as to where they belong.

Non-Standard patterns, more often referred to as promotional pieces or "promos", were produced on usually only a single piece with an accessory, and usually 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. Examples would be nesting sets with alternating decorated/undecorated bowls, or refrigerator sets with both plain and patterned dishes.

And, even among those named patterns having different versions, they are not necessarily found on the same style pieces in each. 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 initially appearing on opal glass oval lids and only later on round 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.
  • Some are third party products for which Corning supplied a custom decorated dish.
  • 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 162 unique patterns listed on this page.

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1945

Multicolor Bowls (#400) -

1952

Flamingo Bakeware (#) -
Lime Bakeware (#) -

1954

Opal White (#4A) -

1955

Desert Dawn (#) -

1956

Opaque White Casserole (#) -
Pink Daisy (#) -
Snowflake (#) -
Super Deluxe Casserole (UFO*) (#924CM,924-CW-19) -

1957

Black Tulip* (#943-M1) -
Butterprint (#19) -
Cinderella Serving Bowl (Needlepoint) (#443-CW, 575-M-1) -
Gooseberry (#) -
Lace Medallion* (#945-CW) -
Opal Round Cradled Casserole (#) -
Pressed Flowers* (#) -

1958

Cinderella Buffet Set (#1995) -
Cinderella Chip & Dip Set (Balloons*) (#395-M) -
Cinderella Cradled Casserole (#983 M1) -
Cinderella Divided Serving Dish (Barbed Wire*) (#88) -
Cinderella Serving Casserole SS (#575 M2) -
Deluxe Cinderella Casserole (Golden Hearts*) (#945CW1) -
Hot 'N' Cold Chip and Dip (#HC-9) -
Mod Kitchen* (#943-M-6) -
Rooster Black* (#) -

1959

Bluebird (#943-M-8) -
Buffet Twins (#473-M) -
Cinderella Divided Serving Dish (Constellation*) (#963-CW) -
Cinderella Serving Bowl (Scroll) (#) -
Cinderella Snack & Dip (#59-M) -
Dainty Maid Serving Bowl (Turquoise Diamonds*) (#) -
Duchess Casserole (#796) -
Duet Casserole (#963-CW-1) -
Fish Dish (#) -
Golden Casserole (#945-CW-2) -
Golden Chip & Dip Set (#3-gold) -
Hospitality Casserole (Golden Branch*) (#924-CW) -
Lucky In Love (#) -
Snack Server (Compass*) (#063-M) -
Twin Server (#472-M) -

1960

Berries* (#) -
Deluxe Cinderella Casserole (Hex Signs*) (#68) -
Floral Casserole (Green Honeysuckle*) (#65) -
Golden Acorn (#21GA) -
Golden Grapes* Chip & Dip Set (#64) -
Golden Leaf (#67) -
Holiday Casserole (#63) -
Hospitality Casserole (Green Wheat*) (#66) -
Meadow (#943 M9) -
Princess Casserole (#62) -
Royal Wheat Divided Serving Dish (#61) -
Salad Bowl (#444SB) -
Starburst (#575-CW-1) -

1961

Bluebelle (#) -
Bride's Casserole (#82) -
Cinderella Starter Set (#) -
Deluxe Buffet Server (Golden Poinsettias*) (#55) -
Empire Scroll '61 (#52) -
Golden Pine (#54) -
Gourmet Casserole (#56) -
Hostess Casserole (Blue Wheat*) (#51) -
Royal Serving Dish (#53) -
Sandalwood (#5) -
Zodiac (#57) -

1962

Deluxe Hostess Casserole (Frost Garland*) (#96) -
Divided Buffet Server (Scroll*) (#88) -
Early American (#7) -
Golden Classic (#6462) -
Golden Scroll (#97) -
Golden Tulip (#6162) -
Medallion (#6362) -
Stems* (#943-M-10) -

1963

Golden Honeysuckle (#) -
Town & Country (#11) -
Town & Country Alternate (#SP11) -

1964

Blue Tulip* (#5164) -
Ivy* Chip and Dip (#5264) -
Terra (#T) -

1965

Butterprint Orange (#440-SP) -
Empire Scroll '65 (#5765) -
Floral (#5465) -
Golden Bouquet* (Blue) (#) -
Rainbow Stripes (#) -
Regency (#5665) -

1966

Americana (#8) -
Autumn Floral (#15) -
Blue Stripe (#12) -
Gold Scroll On Green (#5166) -
Multitone Blue (#300-1) -
Verde Floral (#SP-16) -

1967

Blue Ivy (#5567) -
Brittany Blue (#) -
Federal Eagle (#) -
Golden Bouquet (Ivory) (#5267) -
Golden Rose (#5467) -
Golden Wreath (#5367) -
Olive Medallion (#5167) -
Saxony (#5667) -
Verde (#16) -

1968

Blue Doily* (#6268,6368) -
Daisy (#39) -
Dot Bowls (#20,21,22,30) -
Golden Rosette* (#6168) -
New Multicolor Bowls (#400) -
Nouveau Floral* (#6468) -
Pineapple Casserole (#5168) -
Sol Flower* (#6068) -

1969

Celtic Floral* (#6169) -
Golden Garland* (#6669) -
Horizon Blue (#41) -
Midnight Bloom* (#5470) -
Spirograph* (#6469) -

1970

Basket Weave (#5570) -
Floral Bubbles* (#5870) -
Horizon Blue Promo Casserole (#5070) -
Oval Casserole w/Serving Basket (Daisy) (#6269/6369) -
Penn Dutch (#5770) -
Willow (#5370) -

1971

Crazy Quilt (#5571) -
Decorated Mixer Bowls (#9300) -
Friendship (#45) -
Green Casserole (#) -
Green Salad (#5471) -
Kim Chee (#5671) -
Moon Deco (#5771) -
Navajo* (#5171) -
Orange Fiesta* (#5071) -
Pineapple Party (#5371) -
Seville (#5871) -

1972

Butterfly Gold 1 (#4) -
Old Town Blue (#5) -
Snowflake Blue (#2) -
Spring Blossom Green 1 (#1) -

1973

Cosmopolitan (#H-109C) -
Español (#9173) -
Harvest (#9473/9673) -
New Holland (#9773) -
Raffia (#9073) -
Vintage (#9373) -

1974

FlameGlo (#46) -
Old Orchard (#47) -
Pueblo (#9573) -

1976

Homestead (#48) -

1978

Designer Collection Daisy (#4078) -
Dynasty (#4278) -
Spices (#4378) -
Terra Cotta Rose (#4178) -
Wheat (#4478) -
Woodland (#6) -

1979

Autumn Harvest (#49) -
Butterfly Gold 2 (#4-N) -
Spring Blossom Green 2 (#1-N) -

1980

Bake 'N' Carry Ivory (#4856) -
Bake 'N' Carry Rust (#4846) -
Bake 'N' Carry Yellow (#4750-Z) -
Stack 'N' Snack (#4800) -

1981

Forest Fancies (#61) -
Shenandoah (#80) -

1983

Bake N' Carry Country Blue (#4756) -
Bake N' Carry Country Cinnamon (#4757) -
Colonial Mist (#95) -
Homestead 2 (#100) -