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Casserole w/Lid, Corning, Cornflower Blue, 1QT, Vintage

Casserole w/Lid, Corning, Cornflower Blue, 1QT, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Vintage Corning Cornflower Blue Casserole with Lid, (Discontinued)
  • Made in:  USA 
  • Vintage: 1957 - 1994
  • Details:  This pretty blue and white pattern was originally introduced by Corning in 1957 as a dinnerware set, with additional pieces added through the years.  We believe these casseroles were issued in the early 1970's.  This is the Cornflower Blue pattern, one of the most desired of all the patterns, and probably the one with the most variety of pieces.  This is the 1 Quart size casserole dish with clear glass lid, shipping will be heavy, please keep that in mind at check-out.  There is information stamped on the bottom, but it's very hard to read: "A-1-B, 1 Quart Corning Ware, For Range and Microwave, U.S.A".   A great gift for a collector or for your own kitchen use.  
  • Material: Glass 
  • Dimensions:   7.0 inches Wide (not including handles), and 2.0 inches Tall
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition.  There is no damage, no discoloration, only surface scratches as acceptable due to age/use/wear and primarily on the outer base.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. 

Corelle can race its history back to 1879.  Corning Glass Works started making Nonex, a thermally resistant “non-expansion glass,” for railroad signal lanterns and other industrial applications.  It was clear glass at first and once it was discovered that it was useful in the kitchen, (because of its durability and resistance to high temperatures, it didn't change the taste of food, and didn't retain smells), it was marketed for domestic use.  By 1915, Corning was selling Pyrex pie plates, casserole dishes, and bakeware, originally made from Borosilicate glass, to the housewives of America.  The opaque pieces didn't start until 1936 when Corning bought a glass factory in Charleroi, PA, which could produce colorful opaque glass which had the same properties as the clear glass being made in NY. Corning Glass Works offered its first patterned  gift set in 1953 when the Heinz Baking Dish was sold in grocery stores. A large range of patterns were designed after the overwhelming success of the 1956 release of seasonal “decorator casseroles”. In 1958 Corning Glass Works introduced Vitrelle, a tempered glass product and produced more than 150 different patterns of bowls, casseroles, and refrigerator dishes, that is what we know today as Corning Ware.  The brand was later spun off with the sale of the Corning Consumer Products Company subsidiary (now known as Corelle Brands of Rosemont, Illinois). Corning no longer manufactures or markets consumer glass kitchenware and bakeware, now it's made by Corelle Brands.  Corelle was discontinued in 2000 but reintroduced in 2008 it's now manufactured by Keraglass/Eurokera (a subsidiary of Corning) in France.

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