You can often find better deals at an estate sale than you’ll find online. Part of Pyrex’s popularity is due to the nostalgia factor.
Many collectors love Pyrex simply because it reminds them of childhood.
To create even more durable dinnerware for the military during World War II, Corning came up with an even stronger version of Pyrex, this time made with a soda-lime composition instead of borosilicate.
Advertising crowed that Pyrex kitchenware was “Tough as nails and guaranteed!
RESTAURANT WARE / TABLEWARE patterns are marked with a "%". The goal is to provide CLEAR pictures of each pattern.
We will replace older pictures and patterns as better ones are obtained.
I found some information on Pyrex Love that I found really helpful, and I just thought I would share it. First, the stamp on the bottom is simpler and has no number on it. I’m getting pickier about the Pyrex pieces I buy just because there are so many out there in poor quality, and they don’t sell for much.
The primary color set of mixing bowls was first produced in the 1940s. I only buy them if they have no chips or cracks (a few scratches are OK), the patterns are in good shape, the patterns are fairly attractive to me, and they don’t show any signs of having been put in the dishwasher.
Click on a picture to get more information and pictures of any pattern.Usually you can tell right away when this has happened because the paint is extremely faded.Most pieces I sell are or less, but those primary bowls are different.A vintage post for your Monday morning: One of the very first items that piqued my interest in collecting and selling vintage items was a Pyrex bowl.My mom was already selling items in an antique mall, and she had been looking for the green bowl that went with the Pyrex primary colors set of mixing bowls. I spotted it in someone else’s booth, and bought it for her for Christmas.Then, around the same time I was at a flea market, and someone was selling a complete set for, I think, .