Vintage Pyrex Amish Butterprint Covered Casserole Dish circa 1957-1968
Best looking... best cooking! (1960s Pyrex marketing campaign)
Featuring Pyrex's turquoise Butterprint pattern, this vintage midcentury covered casserole dish features the Cinderella shape with grab-and-go handles for easy transport and its original glass lid. The Butterprint pattern (also known as Amish Butterprint) was in production from 1957-1968 and came in contrasting colors of turquoise on white and white on turquoise. They nested, they stacked. They went from freezer to fridge, oven to table. All the while offering a delightful mix-and-match assembly of glass mixing bowls, casserole dishes and fridge container accessories.
If you are new to Butterprint, it contains a ribbon of country vignettes on both sides of the dish - a farmer and his wife, wheat stalks, a rooster. Part of the Bake, Serve and Store series, this dish originally would have been packaged together with two other casserole sets to create an instant collection of fully functional and fun designer kitchenware. To make it both easy to store and stackable, the accompanying lid was disned to sit flat.
Here in the Vintage Kitchen, it always amazes us when these original flat lids come to the shop in one piece, as they sit loosely cradled on top of the dish and can tend to be a bit wiggly when carried around the kitchen.
This dish, in particular, hails from the personal collection of a folk artist named Alice, who lived near Galveston Bay in Texas. She came from a long line of Southern cooks and appreciated dynamic design, interesting shapes and a Southern casserole or two.
- Butterprint pattern
- Two-piece set includes casserole dish and original lid
In well-loved condition, this vintage Pyrex dish is bright and clean and features no chips or cracks but it does contain some minimal rubbing/worn spots in the design in a few areas. These signs of wear are typical of vintage Pyrex, especially one that is close to 70 years old. The original lid contains some light scratches, fogging, and a few very tiny knicks (so small they couldn't show up in photos) on the inside rim. The knicks acn not be seen, only felt if you rub your finger around the inside edge and have been there for quite a while - meaning atht they are not sharp but have been smoothed down over time. All these imperfections on the lid are consistent with age and use. Please see photos.
Measures 7.5" inches (handle to handle) x 6.25" inches (diameter) x 2.5" inches (base to top of lid. Together with both pieces combined, this dish weighs 1.10lbs