Vintage Pyrex #444 4 Quart Cinderella Mixing Bowl - Butterfly Gold - Circa 1972 to 1981
Once upon a time, in a faraway land...
In the early 1970s, artist John Phillip Johnson designed a set of bowls for Pyrex, to inject some new energy into the popular glass company He called his design butterfly Gold - a reference to both the imagery (butterflies and flowers) and the color (a pale shade of butternut squash). The shape for the mixing bowls was a break from the traditional round rim, John Phillip Jonson's bowls had pour spout handles that served two functions - any easy way to pick up the bowl and an even easier way to pour batter or other liquidy items from the bowl. This new shape was called Cinderella - a magical nod towards the Disney character who was popular on stage and screen at the time.
This pattern was made by Pyrex from 192-1981 and came in nest bowl sets of contrasting colors - 2 bowls in bright gold with white imagery and 2 bowls in white with gold imagery. This bowl is the largest one of the set with the ability to hold four quarts. A gorgeous addition to the Autumn kitchen, this bowl carries all the color of the season. Whether you are whipping up a spice cake, storing your apples or bringing some fall color into your kitchen display, this bowl is up for a bevy of tasks. Just like Cinderella herself, she's a worker and a beauty.
- Pyrex #444 4 Qt size
- Cinderella Shape
- Design features flowers, leaves and butterflies
- Pour handle spouts
- Stamped on the bottom with the following info: 444 4 QT TRADEMARK 18 PYREX R MADE IN USA OVENWARE
In lovely vintage condition. This bowl was well taken care of and retains its bright color. There is one hairline scratch that measures 1" inch in length on one side above one of the flowers. There is also a small very light 1/4" inch rub mark on that same side near the butterfly. Please see photos. There are also a couple smaller, very light, random, barely noticeable scratch marks (none longer than 1/2" inch). The nice thing about vintage Pyrex is that once you fill the bowl up with something you don't see any of these errant marks, since it is the light coming from inside the bowl that makes them more noticeable.
Measures 13" inches (diameter - handle to handle) x 4.5"inches (height)
A beautiful color companion for your fall vegetables, this bowl would look gorgeous holding court on your counter with pumpkins, squash, apples, potatoes, pears and field corn.