Identifiers / Alternate Names: To our knowledge, this pattern mostly appears on 1410 Mugs and Carafes, especially for Beverage Sets. The pattern features alternating stars, one with 8 points and the other with 4 points in the main compass directions and smaller dots in between. So far, we've seen this in pattern in yellow and blue. There are several promotional patterns that have a similar look, especially the "Compass" designs. They are also very often confused with the Snowflake and Snowflake Blue pattern. Also known as: Snowflake, Snowflake Blue, Compass, Country Blue
Item Type: Beverage Server Set with Candle Warmer and 4 Mugs
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: Unmarked Carafe (8 cup), #1410 Mugs (10 oz)
Original Box#s: 7708-CW-3
(Note: We weren’t able to fit all the box pics on this page. For more, we have them in a set on Flickr.)
We have only recently found out the truth about this wonderful Beverage Server Set. It IS a beverage server set with a carafe, candle warmer and 4 mugs. The blue mugs had been on our want list for a few years - but whenever we saw them online they had been fairly expensive and did not include the carafe. We thought the mugs were sold separately in sets. Most people (including us) assumed they were some sort of Snowflake variant.
We were finally able to obtain an original boxed set of the Blue Foulard Carafe with Candle Warmer and Mugs. This is one of the few boxed items we actually own, but we’re quite proud of this particular one.
First off, the pattern is called “Foulard”. We know this only because it is written on the bottom of the original box as below:
It says “8 Cup Candle Carafe with Candle Warmer and 4 10 Oz. Mugs with blue foulard decoration.” We have never seen this in any auction (indeed, when the person we purchased from said nothing about that). And it was on the BOTTOM of the box, written nowhere else. It sort of makes us wonder what other information was written on the bottom of the boxes for Pyrex items - perhaps names were there on the box but were never seen or had become unreadable because it was the bottom of the box.
We actually had to look up the word “Foulard” because we had no idea what it meant. According to Wikipedia, it’s “a lightweight fabric, either twill or plain-woven, made of silk or a mix of silk and cotton. Foulards usually have a small printed design of various colors. Foulard can also refer to articles of clothing, such as scarves, made from this fabric.” The origin of the word is French, meaning a silk hankerchief. That’s very interesting - I’d thought it would mean something like “snowflake” or “compass” but apparently it refers to the type of fabirc instead which has those designs.
A closeup of the pattern:
The carafe itself is clear Pyrex and has the same Foulard design pattern on it. It has a diagonal mouth and a wonderful blue metal neck where the handle is attached. The handle is black plastic and curves downward, looking similar to standard Pyrex coffee carafes. The top of the carafe has a plastic lid which slips into the mouth opening - it has an opening for the pour spout on one side. We found it rather cool that the top of the lid has a handle with a small circle of the same blue metal to match the neck of the carafe.
The carafe is marked as “Pyrex Made in U.S.A” as seen below:
The candle warmer for the carafe is a gold toned triple circle construction - the top two circles are for holding the carafe and the bottom one is for the plain black metal candle insert.
We found it interesting that this is one of the few metal candlewarmer stands that we’ve seen marked with an ID#: 7708-CW.
The mugs themselves are wonderful, one of our favorite of the 1410 10 oz styles. They are fired on with a lighter blue (but not turquoise), similar to how the Federal Eagle Mugs are fired on Brown. The blue foulard snowflake and compass design is all around the sides of the mug in a darker blue. There are four mugs to the set. We have seen the mugs sold separately as singles, and they often have a lot of scratches or damage. Ours were in mint condition. They are marked “1410 10 oz. Pyrex”, but not as “Microwavable” leading us to believe they are at least old as the early 70s.
The original box is a lighter turquoise blue and shows the carafe and candle warmer along with the four mugs. It has a box number of 7708-CW-3. The beverage server set also came with an original heat spreader grid still in package and a carafe catalogue.
We know that there are several different colored Foulard items. We’ve seen mugs and cereal bowls that are a mustard yellow with brown fired on pattern, as well as bright orange colored items. But we haven’t seen a boxed item with a carafe yet, nor other boxed items with mugs and bowls. We still aren’t sure in what cases these mugs came in Beverage Server Sets, or if they also came in the dinnerware sets where there’s a mug, plate and bowl.