Corelle Profile: Butterfly Gold (1970)
Introduced in 1970, Butterfly Gold is one of the original Livingware patterns, and it was designed by artist Gregory Mirow. Until late 1972, dinnerware sets in this pattern were sold with white undecorated bowls.
Pyrex Compatibles in Butterfly Gold were launched spring 1972 to accompany Corelle Livingware. This product line included items like ovenware & nesting bowls, as well as Tabletop Ware accessories.
Back: Suprema mug, Pyrex 1410 mug.
Front: Pyrex cup, Corelle open handle cup; with saucers.
It seems that Butterfly Gold was discontinued officially in the late 1980s or early 1990s, but the true date is unclear. Although it was absent from the 1993 catalogue, other company literature from the mid 1990s still placed it among current products. Top-selling patterns often remain in production long past the provisions of the Continuity Promise. In Butterfly Gold, selected pieces were still available for open stock purchase in the late 1990s, but boxed sets were no longer offered.
Dinner Plate (10¼")
Luncheon Plate (8½")
Side Plate (6¾")
Centura Cup (round-bottom, 8 oz)
Open Handle Cup (6-7 oz)
Pyrex Cup (round-bottom, 8 oz)
Suprema Mug (flared, 9 oz)
Dessert Bowl (10 oz, 5-3/8")
Soup/Cereal Bowl (18 oz, 6¼")
Flat Rim Soup Plate (8½")
1 Qt Serving Bowl (8½")
2 Qt Serving Bowl (10¼")
Oval Platter (12½")
Pyrex Cream & Sugar (old style - small)
Pyrex Cream & Sugar (new style - large)
Open Handle Cream & Sugar
Butterfly Gold flat rim soup plate.
Pyrex Compatibles Tabletop Ware:
1410 Mug (8-9 oz)
Salt & Pepper - white finish
Salt & Pepper - clear
Butter Dish - 72
Margarine Dish - 75
Gravy Server - 77
Most Pyrex accessories in this category were discontinued during late 1982 or 1983, when the Compatibles Tabletop Ware line was dropped. Some items were dropped earlier, see more. In this pattern, 1410 mugs were still available in 1985.
Pyrex cream & sugar set, large.
Pyrex Pitchers: The pattern can seem a bit non-standard even on genuine Pyrex pitchers, but they always bear the Pyrex brand name. The different shapes were manufactured at different times.
Juice Pitcher: 1 Qt; 1½ Qt (open handle)
Juice Bottle: 1 Qt; 1½ Qt (no handle, flask shape)
Beverage Jug: "1½ Qt" 56 oz; "2 Qt" 72 oz (no handle/spout, smooth neck)
Manufacturers other than Corning produced their own versions of Butterfly Gold. The majority of these are unofficial products and close comparison with the genuine Corelle pattern will reveal variations in the design.
Gemco produced numerous tabletop accessories in their "Matchables" product line, using the pattern name "Pirate Gold".
Accessory items can also be found by Dispensers Inc. as well as by other companies.
Cheinco Housewares produced metal kitchenware and tins.
James Bradley & Assoc. sold glassware and opal pedestal mugs under the "Glassmates" brand. A variety of different glassware was made by Libbey in various combinations of gold, brown and white on both clear and amber glass.
Termo-Rey opal glass dinnerware was produced by Brasividro. Anchor Hocking's Athena in the Placesetters Collection is vaguely suggestive of Butterfly Gold.
Cup Styles: Centura Cup
Cup Styles: Open-Handle Cup
Cup Styles: 1410 Mug
Cup Styles: Pyrex Cup
Cup Styles: Suprema Mug
Pattern List: Soup Plates
Plate Styles: Coupe
Pyrex Profile: Juice Pitchers & Jugs
Extra Photos: Pyrex Beverage Servers, Etc.
Pattern List: Pyrex Compatibles
What are Pyrex Compatibles?
1972 Catalogue: Corelle
1972 Advertisement: Pyrex Compatibles
1974 Advertisement: Corelle
1976 Brochure: Corelle
1976 Advertisement: Corelle
1978 Advertisement: Corelle
1978 Catalogue: Corelle, Pyrex, Corning Ware
1979 Catalogue: Percolator Incentive Program
Who designed the patterns?
What is Suprema?
What is Centura?
What is Vitrelle?
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