Pyrex Profile - Autumn Harvest (1979)
Introduced mid-1979, Autumn Harvest was available in ovenware & nesting bowls, plus a selection of Tabletop Ware & Store 'N' See Canisters which were launched the following year. Most Pyrex opal ware products were discontinued during 1986 and Autumn Harvest was among them. This pattern was designed by artist Richard Hora.
Autumn Harvest 401 & 402 round nesting bowls, 471 casserole. The brown 045/945 oval casserole has a different name: "Wheat".
It was not part of the Pyrex Compatibles product line since it is not a Corelle pattern. Although Autumn Harvest resembles Corelle's Harvest Home (1981), they were not officially promoted as complementary products. But for a short time they were contemporary with each other, and with similar colours and motifs they seem to be a natural pairing.
Multi-piece sets have alternating colour schemes: beige on orange, and beige on rust. But contradicting this are round 400-series nesting bowls all in rust instead of alternating orange and rust. This bowl shape was available for individual sale as well as in boxed sets of three or four. All four sizes sold singly were offered in rust only, while boxed sets included orange 401s & 403s, and rust 402s & 404s. Open-stock bowls were first offered in 1980 and remained available for at least five years.
(Photo: 401 bowl. It is rust rather than orange because it was purchased in open stock, and not part of a set.)
Autumn Harvest 043/943 oval casserole, 1½ Qt.
There are two different 474 casseroles, one does not belong to a set. Beginning in 1980 and through the early 1980s, 474 and 475 casseroles were packaged individually with the numbers 484 or 485 on the boxes. As part of a set, the 474 was orange, but when sold singly, its background was rust. The single 475 was the same colour as usual.
In 1978, prior to Autumn Harvest's introduction, an 045/945 oval casserole named "Wheat" appeared in a gift promotion set that also included a rectangular wooden trivet. Wheat's colour scheme is tan on brown rather than beige on rust or orange, but its pattern is identical to Autumn Harvest. An 045 with Autumn Harvest's usual colour scheme does not exist, but there is an orange 043/943.
Rust 474. Autumn Harvest 474s are normally orange. This one is rust because it was sold individually rather than part of a 480 set.
300-Series Round - 401, 402, 403 - orange, rust, orange
400-Series Round - 401, 402, 403, 404 - orange, rust, orange, rust
440-Series Cinderella - 441, 442, 443, 444 - orange, rust, orange, rust
Round 401, 402, 403, 404 - all rust
Cinderella Casseroles (470 Set) - 471, 472, 473 - rust, orange, rust
Cinderella Casseroles (460 Set) - 473 & 474 - rust, orange
Cinderella Casseroles (480 Set) - 473, 474, 475 - rust, orange, rust
Cinderella Casserole, single (484 or 485 Set) - 474 or 475 - both rust
Oval Casserole - 043/943 - orange
Oval Casserole - 045/945 - brown - with a tan design, named "Wheat"
Refrigerator Dishes - 501, 502, 503 - rust (no pattern), orange, rust
Compare Autumn Harvest & Harvest Home
1981 Brochure: Pyrex Ware
1982 Catalogue: Pyrex Ware
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Why name Pyrex mixing bowls after Cinderella?
Dates for Pyrex patterns/pieces: 1960s to 1980s
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