Thursday, November 19, 2009

Canadian Pyrex...Delphite


Delphite..the name alone makes Pyrex collectors swoon!
I know I get weak in the knees whenever I see some....
Not a lot is know about these pieces made in Canada. I believe there was a plant in Ontario established in 1945.
They manufactured the complete pie crust dish set. A bowl set, a refrigerator set. Of the refrigerator set I have only seen the small and the medium ones. Never seen the large one-does it exist?
The pieces don't have the same feel, thickness. I must admit that even if I use all my pieces I'm a bit more scared to drop them than the other Pyrex...I don't know why
In the first pic you can see the vegetable bowl, 4 salad bowls, the casserole and the square bottom bowl.
Here's a close up of the elusive square bottom bowl...I have seen it at really crazy prices on ebay. I got a real good deal on it from a Pyrex acquaintance...
Even if the pieces are more plentiful than in the U.S. they are quite rare nonetheless....and cheap rare still!
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17 comments:

Susan said...

That blue is stunning indeed. I was not aware of Delphite, thanks for introducing it to me.

Sandy said...

Oh....a mystery! Love it! This color is so pretty!!!!! Did they make a lot of this? Was this made like the jadite was made in the US???? I learn more neat things on Vintage Thingie Thursdays!

concretenprimroses said...

Those are beautiful!
I don't think I've ever seen them. I'll keep an eye out now!
Kathy

My Grama's Soul said...

I never knew pyrex came in that color! How pretty that is. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

Jo

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

These bowls are so beautiful! I've never seen these before.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

ThriftyAnnabella said...

So pretty!!

LV said...

I have never seen Pyrex like this. A very enjoyable post and shared information I was not aware of. Thanks, and you did very well.

Maureen said...

Ohhhhh.....I need these! What a beautiful color!

Debbie said...

I can see why you swoon, it is so pretty. I have never heard of it or seen it.

~~Carol~~ said...

I don't think I've ever seen any of these before, but boy are they lovely! What a gorgeous color, and I particularly like the ones with the scalloped edges. I would be scared of dropping them too. So scared that I probably wouldn't even use them!
Happy VTT!
Carol

fortheloveofthrift said...

Great colour. I'll keep an eye out, particularly the elusive square bottomed one!

Jane said...

I am not familiar with Delphite. Thanks for educating me. I learn more new things reading the VTT posts.
Have a great weekend.
Jane

Coloradolady said...

Oh. My. This is beautiful...I just love the color. I have never seen this before, or I am sure I would have a piece or two. Great post...now I have something new too look for! Have a great VTT!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Wow, I've never seen that. I've never even seen it at the local retail place that I've seen everything. And that says something. WOW...fab-u!

Thrifted Treasure said...

They're a beautiful colour, you are the undisputed Queen of Pyrex!

Mom Walds Place said...

I was going to make a witty comment on the vintage ads, but then I saw this blue. OMWord, I'm speechless.

Vonlipi said...

Thanks everybody for all the wonderful comments!