Corning Canada Delphite Blue Cream & Sugar Set

Apr 8, 2024 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a cream and sugar set in Delphite blue. They are from Corning Glass-Works of Canada’s Pie Crust pattern in pastel blue. The foil label on the sugar reads: “CORNING GLASS-WORKS / PYREX BRAND / OF CANADA LTD.” Both pieces are embossed on the bottom: “MADE IN / T.M. / PYREX / REG. / CANADA.” The pieces are approximately 3 ¼” high.

According to Walter Lemiski, “The glass tablewares produced by Pyrex Canada, a division of MacBeth-Evans division of Corning Glass Works are rather different [from other Canadian patterns from the early mid-century period]. Pyrex produced opaque glassware in Canada in light blue, turquoise blue and in ivory. This company came into existence in 1945 and was the first to manufacture heat-resistant glassware in Canada.”

This set appears in a 1950 price list in our archives. To the best of my knowledge this pattern and color was made only in Canada. If any of you know otherwise, please let me know.

Delphite blue cream and sugar set from Corning Canada

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