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|Vintage Corningware Patterns are original glassware designs used for the CorningWare range of kitchenware.
History & Description
CorningWare was a brand name of cookware that was manufactured by the American-based Corning Glass Works.
Introduced in 1958, the product was made of a revolutionary pyroceramic glass that was able to withstand a loss of temperature of up to 450°. The product’s versatility ensured that it became extremely popular with homeowners as it could be used directly in an oven or on a stove top.
CorningWare products have been in continual production since 1957 and it is estimated that over 750 million pieces have been manufactured. Products include teapots, gravy boats, casserole dishes, frying pans, pie plates, ramekins, sauce pans, loaf pans, browning skillets, coffee pots, roasters and grab it bowls.
The brand was acquired by World Kitchen LLC in the late-1990s.
Guide for collectors
Collectors should be careful when distinguishing CorningWare patterns of cookware made from Pyroceram between patterns for tableware marketed under the Corelle brand name, also made by Corning Glass Works.
The following are CorningWare patterns made of Pyroceram; Winter Magic, Wildflower, White Coupe, Symphony, Sunsations, Summer Blush, Strawberry Sundae, Spice of Life, Simple Lines, Silk & Roses, Shangri-La, Shadow Iris, Rosemarie, Quilt, Provincial Blue, Pink Trio, Peony, Peach Garland, Peach Floral, Pastel Bouquet, Orchard Rose, Oceanview, Nature’s Bounty, My Garden, Medallion, Lyrics Black, Lynwood Green, Garden Harvest, Fruit Basket, Friendship, Fresh Cut, Forever Yours, Floral Bouquet, Form Fresh. Evening Song, English Meadow, English Breakfast, Duck, County Festival, Country Cottage, Country Cornflower, Cornflower, Callaway, Blue Velvet, Blue Trefoil, Blue Hearts, Blue Dusk, Black Trefoil, Beige Coupe, April and Abundance.
Notable auction sales
On December 7th 2004 at Auctions Neapolitan in Naples, Florida, a five-piece set of vintage Cornflower dishes realised a price of $20.
On June 15th 2004 at Auctions Neapolitan, a 7-piece set of vintage Cornflower dishes realised a price of $20.
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