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Author Topic: Crown Crystal, Christchurch, New Zealand  (Read 3230 times)

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Offline meegs

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Crown Crystal, Christchurch, New Zealand
« on: October 21, 2013, 04:09:41 AM »
Hi Everyone,
Just for the record here are a couple of photos of a set of Pyrex Crown Crystal bowls I purchased which were made in New Zealand. The original price is in dollars so they were originally sold after July 1967. I'm unsure when the factory closed.

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meegs

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Re: Crown Crystal, Christchurch, New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 06:34:20 AM »
Interesting, do they have the Pyrex logo too or was Crown Crystal being naughty?

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Re: Crown Crystal, Christchurch, New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 08:26:17 PM »
I don't recall any moulded logos; only the labels.
The bowls have gone flatting with one of our daughters so I'll check when I next can.

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meegs

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Re: Crown Crystal, Christchurch, New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 03:01:20 PM »
Interesting!
I have inadvertently ended up collecting a load of Pyrex bowls in this particular cherry red colour. They're a good shape and nice and cheerful on the table. Sadly, they don't go in the dishwasher without ruining the enameled surfaces.

The rims are completely different shapes, though. The packaging does say that Australian moulds were used.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Crown Crystal, Christchurch, New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 06:30:42 PM »
Sue,
I also have collected a selection of pyrex because of their versatility and variety of shapes. I love the caserole dishes  :) The enamel on these ones is a corally pink/red with and over spray of gold, if I could have fitted them in the cupboards I would have kept them myself! I do fear that these will not be long for this world knowing how student flatters treat things.....
Cheers
meegs

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Re: Crown Crystal, Christchurch, New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 06:45:10 PM »
It looks to be the same corrally-reddy pink - it is a lovely cheerful colour - and very food-y.
Some of mine have screen-printed gooseberry sprays or snowflakes on, in white.
I haven't found any of the other patterns yet. :'(

They're great for crumbles as well as all sorts of casseroley things. ;D

They make good mixing bowls too - they have nice round bottoms. :)

I do have to confess though, to using one of those massive big white Corning glass flat dishes for my cottage pies.
It isn't nearly as pretty as Pyrex, but it's still really good practical glass cookware.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Crown Crystal, Christchurch, New Zealand
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 03:50:00 AM »
Well as predicted I don't think the complete set has made it through the various flat moves over the years....
However I found a couple of bowls made by crown crystal NZ today and one still has the original sticker and the other one has a mirrored pyrex Australia brand in the pressing

cheers meegs

 

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