Friday, January 12, 2018

Mysteries of Corning Ware - Bistro/Cafe Pattern on P-43

I don't really have a whole lot to say about this mysterious pattern.  It seems to only have been available on the P-43-B and no other pieces.  The official name has not been verified, but "Bistro" and "Cafe" are a couple of the names that people often use when referring to it.  I have even seen it called "French Coffee Shop". 

One thing to note, however, is the flat topped lugs. 

This dates the piece to after 1996, which was the point when Corning Glass Works flattened the lugs of the P-43, as is evident for later patterns like Lyrics, Fruit Basket, Fresh Cut, Friendship and Oceanview.

Where is your Corning Ware??


  1. Hello, Your information is amazing btw. This is the 2nd time I have come across your page whilst researching pattern info- the last time I was tracking down a percolator. This time I have a Corning white round pot with handle and glass lid and I just cant see the pattern on your page at all.(leaves and blueberries) Are you able to offer any advice on anywhere else I could try?

    1. That sounds like you are talking about what is referred to in the United States as a "Dimensions" shaped piece. The pattern is actually a newer European one (which is why it's not on my blog). I believe it is called "Autumn Berries"