Finding Collectible Pyrex At Estate Sales

Those of us that are baby boomers remember the many pieces of oven proof, often colored glass containers our Moms used in the kitchen when we were growing up. I still have the Pyrex round in red that my Mom made Jello salad in at least weekly.

Pyrex was a glass developed by the Corning Company in 1915. Pyrex is a low thermal expansion glass. There is a fascinating history to Pyrex and the way it was made. For those that enjoy history and science here is the link to Wikipedia to read about this remarkable glass.

Pyrex has become very collectible and a variety of pieces including bowls, casseroles, and other kitchen friendly pieces can be purchased at estate sales. An interesting piece of trivia about Pyrex is during the 1930s and 1940s they used designers to help develop the many designs and patterns you find today.

With a wide variety of colors and designs that were sold it now decorates many kitchens, china closets, shelving ,and other display areas. When you visit an estate sale don’t forget to check out the kitchen to see if this wonderful glass is included in the sale. A new collection may just be starting for you.

We have created a Pyrex board on Pinterest to showcase these and other collections.

Here are some photos from an avid Pyrex collector.

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