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Like pie? Like Pyrex's and Corelle's Spice O' Life line which was made by Corning from 1972-1987? Then this vintage Midcentury chrome plated EKCO pie server should join your retro or vintage kitchen!


Ekco Products Company was founded in 1888 by Edward Katzinger. Originally called the Edward Katzinger Company, this Chicago business manufactured tin pans for commercial bakeries. By the end of the following decade, the company's product line included equipment for confectioners and ice cream manufacturers as well as bakeries. It was incorporated in 1903, and three years later the company erected a five-story building.


In 1927 the company made its first acquisition, purchasing the August Maag Co., a small Baltimore bakeware-manufacturing firm. Two years later the company entered the kitchenware business when it purchased the A & J Manufacturing Co., the largest producer of kitchen tools. The company went public in 1945 under the name Ekco Products Co.


This server measures 10 inches long. The pattern is actually a strip of decals added to the white plastic handle. It is ready to serve another generation of pie lovers.  Info from the fabulous corningware411.com:


"Centura (1966-1977) is kind of like the older brother, or sister, of Corelle. It's similar to Corningware, in that it is a type of Pyroceram, but unlike Corningware, it is glazed. Corningware is self glazing, in that it forms it's own smooth shiny surface during the crystallization process that changes it from a glass to a glass-ceramic. Unlike Corningware, and Corelle for that matter, Centura suffers from microwave incompatibility and could not be used on the stovetop. I believe that was ultimately the cause of its downfall. Evidently, like some Pfaltzgraff (i.e. mom's grape pattern), it absorbs Microwave energy and gets really hot, while the food stays cold." 


It comes in about 30 different patterns. This pattern is called April Tulip. It was produced from1972-77 thus the pattern is harder to find than many others in Centura. This one features abstract small tulips and leaves separated by vertical green dots in t he bottom row. The tulips are harvest gold, orange, and pink while the leaves are green. Elegant and cute. The style of this 5 1/2 inch wide x 1 3/4 inch tall bowl is known as a "coupe" style which was so popular in the Midcentury period. This was advertised as a cereal bowl but its size makes it perfect for all sorts of serving uses. 

 The Spring Blossom Green pattern made its debut in 1972 as part of the "Pyrex Compatibles" to match the Corelle Dinnerware pattern and was designed by Sara Balbach. The elements of the design are highly stylized: flowers in avocado green and white outlined in avocado green with green dots and white dots outlined in avocado green. 


This set of four Diagonal handle #1410 Coffee Mugs has the Butterfly Gold design around the top. 


Marked on the bottom FOR OVEN AND MICROWAVE. NO STOVETOP OR BROILER


They are in excellent vintage condition. They are great for coffee, tea, hot chocolate or soup! 


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.  The Butterfly Gold pattern made its debut in 1970 and was designed by Gregory Mirow. The elements of the design are highly stylized: flower, butterflies, sheaf of wheat. 


It stayed in the line until the late 1980s or early 1990s though its date of departure is not exact.  The saucer used in all four versions of the cups were always Corelle saucers as they were meant to be part of a Corelle dinnerware service. 


This version of the cup holds 8 ounces and entered the line in 1981 and was available until 1986. 


Each cup is marked thus:  Pyrex Microwave Safe No  Stovetop or Broiler Corning USA.


All are in excellent condition. Price is for the set of four.


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, they are ready for your kitchen table today.

Spice O' Life decaled EKCO chrome plated $10.00

 

Pair of Corning Centura Tulip Time cerea $12.50

 

set of four 1972-1981 Spring Blossom #14 $18.00

 

Pyrex Butterfly Gold set 4 8 oz. cups sa $20.00

This set of 4 Butterfly Gold cups were made by Corning and sold under the Corelle brand to be go-alongs with their tremendously popular Pyrex patterns.  


This style of cup was introduced in 1972 and stayed in production for 10 years. It was designed by Charles Ketcham in 1967 and put into production in 1972. They are made of Vitrelle, are break resistant and microwave safe.  In the company literature this style  of cup was called either the "Stack Cup" or "Open Handle Cup" (info courtesy of corellecorner.com)


They hold 6-7 ounces, scant by today's standards of a cup or coffee but normal in the 1970s for a serving size of coffee.


This pattern is called Butterfly Gold and can be seen on page 162 of Mauzy's 3rd Edition (2004) Pyrex the Unauthorized Collector's Guide book.  The cups and saucers are in good vintage shape and ready to give you years of service. So, if you already own the Butterfly Gold mixing bowl or refrigeraor set, this set of cups will fit right in.


Add them to your Pyrex or Corelle by Corning collection today.


Go green!  Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, they are ready for your kitchen table today.  This pair of Diagonal handle #1410 Coffee Mugs has the Butterfly Gold design around the top. This dates these 9 ounce (300 ml) mugs from the 1970s. The elements of the design are highly stylized:  flower, butterflies, sheaf of wheat.


This mug was made by Pyrex but it was made to coordinate with the Corelle Livingware pattern of dinnerware. 


Marked on the bottom FOR OVEN AND MICROWAVE. NO STOVETOP OR BROILER


They are in excellent vintage condition. They are great for coffee, tea, hot chocolate or soup! 


Go green! Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, it is ready for your kitchen table today.

 This pair of two Butterfly Gold cups/saucers were made by Corning and sold under the Corelle brand to be go-alongs with their tremendously popular Pyrex patterns.  


This pattern is called Butterfly Gold and can be seen on page 162 of Mauzy's 3rd Edition (2004) Pyrex the Unauthorized Collector's Guide book.  The cups and saucers are in good vintage shape and ready to give you years of service. So, if you already own the Butterfly Gold mixing bowl or refridgeraor set, this set of cereals bowls will fit right in.


Add them to your Pyrex or Corelle by Corning collection today.


Go green!  Save resources and purchase a piece of America's past. Sturdy, dependable, dishwasher-friendly, they are ready for your kitchen table today.   

4 Corelle Corning Butterfly Gold stack c $10.00

 

pair Pyrex Butterfly #1410 handled Gold $15.00

 

2 Corelle Corning Butterfly Gold cup sau $10.00

  



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