Vintage Corning Ware Spice of Life Covered Dish - 6 and 1/2 inch Skillet - Le Persil - P-83-B
In mythology, parsley supposedly sprang from the blood of Archemorus, A Greek hero, and subsequently, garlands of parsley were used to crown champions of the Isthmian games. Craig Claiborne, 1963
A baking staple in kitchens around the world, Corning Glass Works has made heating food in the oven easy since 1915. They first started with Pyrex oven-proof glass dishes in the early 1900s eventually graduating to their beloved Corning Ware brand in the 1950s when they debuted their popular blue cornflower pattern.
Available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes these blue and white bakeware dishes became indispensable for home cooks. Fulfilling three purposes in one dish - baking, storing and serving, Corning Ware made a big impact on the midcentury kitchen scene. With their easy stacking abilities, variety of shapes and sizes, multi-function design and affordable price range, they instantly became treasured kitchen helpers.
In 1978, Corning Ware introduced the Spice of Life pattern, also known as French Spice, which was in production until the late 1980s. This pattern was a slightly improved version of the Cornflower pattern, with larger glass knobs on the lid and straighter, more square-like bodies with wider handles. Just like the Cornflower series, Spice of Life was an instant favorite becoming the second most popular pattern to collect.
This Spice-of-Life skillet was a part of Corningware's Menuette series which produced skillet style dishware that was able to be used on the stovetop, in the oven, and in the microwave. Like their initial commitment to making things easier and more efficient in the kitchen, CorningWare sold skillets in three different sizes so home cooks would have lots of options when it came to grabbing the right dish for the right job. This skillet is the 6 1/2" inch size with the capacity to hold 2 cups.
The Spice-Of-Life menuette skillets were discontinued in 1983 and the Corning Ware brand stopped production in 1989 after it was sold to Borden and then renamed World Kitchen Market. Although rebranding allowed for new versions of the cornflower pattern, which were reproduced in the 1990s, under the new WKM brand, home cooks continued to prefer vintage versions over brand-new ones. To this day, collectors of this beloved dishware remain loyal to the original production pieces making them true valued heirlooms in the kitchen.
- 6 and 1/2 " inch skillet with 2 cup capacity
- Two-piece set comes with base and glass lid
- Bright, clear and clean graphics
- Contains the following colors: tomato red, avocado green, mustard yellow and walnut brown
In lovely , practically brand-new condition. No chips or cracks on base or lid with the exception of one tiny, tiny (about 1/16th of an inch chip) on the underside of the lip on the glass lid. This is an old chip which means it has worn smooth over time so that it doesn't present any danger. You can run your finger over it with no worries that it will cut your skin.
Measures 10.5" inches (length including handle) x 6.75" inches (diameter) x 3.25" inches (height to top of lid handle)
Spice of Life bakeware dishes look especially lovely when paired with other dishes in shades of provincial green and yellow, and classic bright whites.