Vintage Corning Ware Spice of Life Large Covered Casserole Dishes - L' Echolote La Marjolaine Le Romarin
Cooking with herbs and spices is an art and an act as universal and almost as ancient as fire. Craig Claiborne
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 1900's eventually graduating to their beloved Corning Ware brand in the 1950's 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 1980's. 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.
The Corning Ware brand stopped production in 1989 after it was sold to Borden and then renamed World Kitchen Market. Although new versions of the cornflower pattern were reproduced in the 1990's, 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 thus creating a strong and steady market.
- Set of 2 Dishes
- 2 and 1/2 quart capacity and 10 x10 sizes
- Four piece set comes with bases and original lids
- Bright, clear and clean graphics
- Contains the following colors: tomato red, avocado green, mustard yellow and walnut brown
In lovely condition. No stains, chips or cracks.
Square casserole dish measures 10" inches x 10" inches x 4.5" inches (height). Round casserole dish measures 8" inches (diameter) x 5" inches (height to top of lid handle).
Spice of Life bakeware dishes look especially lovely when paired with other dishes in provincial greens and yellows and classic bright whites.