Pattern: Advertising / Specialty
Identifiers / Alternate Names: This category includes pyrex items that were customized for companies, produced for advertising purposes, or made for special events such as one time employee gatherings. While there might not be much distinction between this category and the "Promotional / Unknown" category, we felt that because of the large number of advertising items (mugs in particular) that they should be placed in their own category to avoid cluttering the already crowded promotional category. In most cases, these items are not sets but single items.
Item Type: Unknown Dinnerware Set
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #1410 Mug (10 oz), #1416 Bowl (1 pt), #? Divided Plate
This is a very unusual Pyrex pattern that we don’t see come up too often. In fact, we have seen it so infrequently that we aren’t sure if this is a specialty commemorative pattern, promo item, or some other Pyrex release. If you have any information about this pattern’s origins we’d love to learn about it.
We do know that this pattern occurs on at least two different types of items: #1410 diagonal handle mugs and #1416 cereal bowls. And it occured in at least two different colors: red and blue. We know this because we own these items. Because two of the items are the same as in the “Children’s Dinnerware Sets”, we’re inclined to believe that there is also a divided plate in this pattern, and these were possibly sold as a sets. We don’t know if they were meant for children or not, though.
The pattern is simple, consisting of a large number of X’s in a Cross-Stitch pattern
in what looks like a knitting or crocheting pattern. (Thanks to Margaret for information on this type of pattern. According to her, cross-stitch is actually a type of embroidery pattern that uses X-shaped stitches - and this motif looks similar to what might be used on a border, maybe on a sampler.) The Xs line up to make circles between upper and lower bands. They look a little like “8″s on the cups. Here’s a closeup of the Xs:
The diagonal mugs with this pattern that we have are blue and red. They are both marked on the bottom as Pyrex 1410 10 Oz. with no mention of “microwave”… so we believe that they may be a bit older.
Again, we are listing this is both the Dinnerware and Mug categories. We are also going to combine the blue and red (and any Cross-stitch colors discovered in the future) on the same info page for now, since the pattern only differs in color.
Here’s more pics, including a shot of the bottom of the cereal bowl:
Selected Pyrex items: