1981 - Pyrex Cups (round-bottom)

This cup style first appeared in 1981, with the multi-coloured Traditions product line.  In 1982, the mainstream Livingware line discarded hook-handle cups in favour of this Pyrex cup.  It remained in production until early 1986.  Date ranges on this page pertain to this cup style in general; the dates of each individual pattern vary.

 

Pyrex round-bottom cups
Top row: Old Town Blue, Spring Blossom Green, Burgundy, Butterfly Gold.
Bottom row: Flirtation, Spice O' Life, Sunshine, Harvest Home.

The shape is practically identical to the early 1970s cups made of Centura.  During the 1980s, this shape was always made of Pyrex, although some cups are marked with the company name, "Corning" instead.  But the backstamp still shows that they are made of Pyrex, having embossed lettering and a "No Stovetop or Broiler" warning.

Two possible backstamps on Pyrex round bottom cupsOne backstamp reads: "PYREX … Microwave Safe … No Stovetop or Broiler … Corning NY USA".  The other stamp says: "CORNING … Corning NY USA … Microwave Safe … No Stovetop or Broiler".  It is not clear which markings are older or newer. 

(Photo: Two possible backstamps on Pyrex round bottom cups.)

Although the backstamp does not mention it, this shape does have a model number: 618.

Capacity: 8 oz.

Patterns:

Blueberry
Burgundy
Butterfly Gold
Flirtation
Ginger
Harvest Home
Holly Days
Morning Blue
Old Town Blue
Ribbon Bouquet
Spice O' Life
Spring Blossom Green
Sunshine
Winter Frost White
Woodland Brown
 
 
Creamers & Sugar Bowls:

The cream & sugar set that accompanied Pyrex round-bottom cups has more in common with Pyrex flared mugs.  Aside from the spout, a creamer from this set is the same size & shape as a flared mug.  The sugar bowl is shorter and wider.  It is topped by a white plastic lid that is the same shape as an Expressions sugar bowl lid, but made of a different kind of plastic, translucent rather than opaque.
 

Large Pyrex Cream & Sugar - Harvest Home
Pyrex sugar bowl & creamer, Harvest Home.

Patterns:

Blueberry
Burgundy
Butterfly Gold
Flirtation
Ginger
Harvest Home
Holly Days
Honeydew
Morning Blue
Old Town Blue
Ribbon Bouquet
Spice O' Life
Spring Blossom Green
Sunshine
Winter Frost White
Woodland Brown


Related Articles:

Corelle Profile: Traditions
Corelle Profile: Livingware
Compare Centura & Pyrex Cups

     

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