Item Type: Promotional Divided Dish Casserole Series 963
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #963 (1.5 quart)
Original Box#s: 5567
[Please see the updates at bottom of page] This is a wonderful patterned lid that goes with a solid blue divided casserole base. The pattern on the lid is a blue vine plant arranged in a filigree pattern around the edges of the opal white lid. It is a promotional item unofficially named New Horizon, but we are unsure about the actual date of the release or that name. There is certainly bound to be some confusion between this piece and the regular issue Horizon Blue set from the 70s. Because Horizon Blue is from the 70s we are thinking that there is a good chance that this promo item is also sometime from the 70s.
The lid itself is not divided, unlike some of the other divided dishes. We have seen a number of auctions where the lid is mixed with a base of a different color. The lid is marked as 945C. The bright blue of the correct base certainly does look a bit like the Horizon Blue solid color items. The base, as usual for these type of items, is not marked with a number but does have a capacity of 1.5 quart.
Ours came with a silver colored metal cradle with nice wooden handles. This is one of the few items we have found at the thrift that actually came with the cradle.
Update 9/2008: Pyrex Love reader Jenelle posted up a picture of the actual box of this promo item. Shown below, the box says “Blue Ivy Decoration”. We still aren’t sure about it being the actual real name as Corning often put descriptive phrases on boxes that weren’t necessarily the official name. However, it’s good enough for us at this point - the “New Horizon” name (which originally came from the Pyrex Files website) was often confused with the regular issue pattern Horizon Blue. We’ll notate it as Blue Ivy in the ref for now.