In this Price Guide, I will be sharing some of the vintage Pyrex kitchen-wares that have passed through my hands, along with some suggested values.
Did you know that Pyrex celebrated it’s 100th anniversary last year? It’s invention was rather serendipitous. The wife of a Corning Glass physicist wondered if it might be possible to bake in dishes/casseroles made of glass. Being a good husband, he got to work on it right away. Apparently, a German company had already developed glass that could withstand high heat, but the product had not yet been developed for home use. Enter Pyrex (in 1915), a new product for modern home-making.
Pyrex glassware has gone through a resurgence of popularity of late, perhaps due to the baby boomer penchant for products used during their childhood. My grandmother had a large selection of [not-so-popular] clear Pyrex, while my mother had several pieces of “Flamingo Pink” and white “Cornflower.” I have a small selection of pink and aqua pieces in various patterns. Time will tell what my daughter decides regarding Pyrex (she currently has a rather large number of other collectibles).
Certain colors, like the pink and aqua that I collect, are among the most popular, as are patterns like “Gooseberry,” “Butterprint,” “Friendship,” and “Snowflake.” Anything with polka dots on it is also desirable, along with some of the extremely rare patterns. Information regarding Pyrex is widely available on the internet, so you should have no trouble researching whatever Pyrex you’re interested in.
About This Price Guide
Each of the items in the photos below I currently own or have owned in the past. They are pieces that an “average” buyer or seller might come across. Values are based on my personal experience being in the antique business for almost twenty years. Note that values vary from state to state, region to region, and country to country; for example, I live in Upstate New York, which has very different pricing from New York City. Other factors affecting value include condition and market (auction, store, eBay, etc.).
“Gooseberry” Casserole Set #441 & 475-B
1.5 pints & 2.5 quarts, w/ lids, c. 1950’s
“Snowflake” Mixing Bowl #401
Cookie Jar & Cracker Barrel
7″ high x 5.5″ diameter
signed Pyrex on side
Spring Blossom Carafe
2 liters 10″ high c.1970’s
signed Pyrex on side near bottom
(photo quality not great)
“Spring Blossom (Green Floral)” Loaf Pan #913
8.5″ x 4.5″ x 2.5, c.1970s
“Butterfly Gold 1” Casserole #471
1 pint, w/lid c.1970’s
“Flamingo Pink” Baking Dish #024
2 quart, w/0 lid
Cup w/Aqua & Gold Trim
4 .5″ diameter
“Old Town Blue” Cream & Sugar #722
Each holds approx. 1 cup
“Copper Filigree” Sugar Bowl
Holds approx. 1 cup
“Butterprint Amish” Casserole #472
1 1/2 pints, w/lid, c.1950’s
Glasbake “Herbal” Casserole Set
1 1/2 pints & 2 quarts
Fire-King “Primrose” Baking Pan #452
8″ x 8″
Glass Bakeware Set w/Blue Flowers
8″ x 8″ baker & 10″ Oval casserole
Unknown Maker, Marked “Made in USA”