Glass and Pottery Cookware and Bakeware

Pyrex produced an enormous range of utility cookware and ovenware.
This is the earliest Pyrex item I have, a 10-inch pie plate made between 1919 and 1927 when it was purchased by my grandmother. Pyrex items with this same logo were manufactured until 1932 when the logo was changed.

Pyrex Flameware:
Those with the “Flameware” insignia were for use on a burner and especially recommended for gas burners.
The very early skillets had integral glass handles but these proved to be easily broken so the removable handles were soon produced and evolved over time.

Here are two early saucepans with the removable handles that are also ovenproof.

The Flameware insignia with PYREX below it is on both the saucepans and on the handles.

The later handles were made of a plastic that was resistant to high heat but not to be used in the oven.

Here are some Pyrex double boilers. The three on the left are similar in size but slightly different and the one on the far left is the earliest with a different lid. They later changed to the other type lid which had a handle that was less subject to breaking.

They all have the standard glass and steel handles. The one on the far right is smaller in size and volume and is a bit harder to find.

In this photo, the double boiler in the front has wooden handles. These were made in limited numbers during the later years of WWII when steel for the production of domestic products was scarce. It is fairly rare.

Corning ware

A set of Corning ware for stove top or oven use. The set came with one interchangeable handle to be used only on the stove top but unlike the earlier handles, these were easy to remove and replace on hot dishes.

The handle latched and unlatched by twisting the end of the handle.

These are two deep sauce pots, 1-qt and 2-qt sizes, very handy and with pouring spouts on three sides. These could also go into the oven as well as used on the stove top.

This one with the earlier black handle.

This one with the later white handle.


Vitreous China, Stoneware and other pottery cookware/bakeware.

Hall China produced an enormous range of bakeware and cookware for oven use. Much was plain, utility ware but there were also many floral and other designs including Southwest themes, people and etc. These are extremely popular collectibles.

Shown here are three Hall China covered bakers, large, medium and small. These attractive colors were intended to be interchangeable, mix and match, etc.

They all have the “old” round HALL backstamp as well as the name incised on the bottoms of the two larger pieces.


Other pottery bakeware manufacturers were:



Here are photos of two large bean pots.

Another large bean pot:

and the logo

Two Bauer bean pots, a medium large with a single loop handle and an extra large with two handles:

7 Responses to Glass and Pottery Cookware and Bakeware

  1. Darienne says:

    Your posts bring back such unexpected memories. My Mother had the Corning Ware with the detachable handle. Thanks.

  2. Dick Seaton says:

    How do I go about purchacing a black detatchable handle suitable for use with a Pyrex small frying pan of about 40 years of age

  3. David Winsby says:

    My mother had some Pyrex with detachable handles, but I thought the handle had some black metal on it. She had a very small frying pan (6″?) she often used to fry eggs.

    I had a Corningware drip coffee maker for over 30 years until I broke it. You could boil water in the bottom, pour the water into the top glass which had a plastic stopper to cover the holes so the drip didn’t start immediately, then put the top, with the coffee basket attached, back onto the bottom. Remove the stopper, and the brewing began. It was handy for a small apartment/first home where you might not have many kettles or pans to boil the water separately.

    • asenjigal says:

      There were several handle designs some were heavy wire that snapped on, later ones were black plastic with a clamp that seized onto the “ear” of the vessel.
      They are all interesting to me.

  4. Alice says:

    What is the glass knob on the detachable handle for and/or how does it work? thanks

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