Pattern: Snowflake Blue
Identifiers / Alternate Names: This pattern shows up in white on dark blue or the reversed scheme. The "snowflakes" are an abstract geometric shape rather than actual snowflake shapes. They seem to be hanging on a drape or garland of sorts. There are dots inside the semi-circles and between them. Also known as Winter, Snowflake (this is another pattern's name), Snowflake Garland
Item Type: 400 Series Mixing Bowls Set
Years Manufactured: 1970s-?
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #401 (1.5 pint) #402 (1.5 quart) #403 (2.5 quart) #404 (4 quart)
We are fairly certain that the Snowflake Blue pattern came out quite a bit later than the similarly named Snowflake pattern. Snowflake Blue is one of the common patterns that was most likely produced in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Like Butterfly Gold and Spring Blossom Green, many of the Pyrex items were produced as “Compatibles” which were meant to complement Corelle dinnerware plates and other items. It is a very popular pattern lately, and tends to command a bit of a premium over some of the other more common items.
The pattern features an interesting hanging “garland” of snowflakes that are much more abstract than the “Snowflake” pattern. The garland of semi-circles sort of looks like scalloped drapes. There are dots between the semi-circles and there are two dots in descending size on top of each other within each curve of the garland. The snowflakes basically consist of a circle of eight lines with dots at the end.
The sizes are the standard 400 series, in alternating color schemes of blue on white and white on blue. The largest #404 4 quart is blue on white, as is the #402 1.5 quart bowl. The #403 2.5 quart bowl is white on darker blue (not turquoise), as is the smallest #401. We aren’t sure if the set was also sold as a 300 series with the largest bowl omitted, like many of the mixing bowl sets of the period.
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