In my opinion, Pyrex Family Flair doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Produced for only a short time in the late 50s, the Family Flair series consisted of plates, cups, saucers, creamers, sugar bowls, as well as coordinating bowls.
Family Flair bowls come in two different sizes: an oblong shape perfect for cereal and a smaller, more circular shape. The bowls were produced in pale yellow, pink, and robin’s egg blue; however, every now and then non-standard colors surface. Check out the pictures above for color comparisons between the standard colors and a few unusual color variations.
(Clockwise from top: Unusual turquoise (top) vs. standard blue (bottom); standard pale yellow (left) vs. unusual butterscotch (right); pink (top & bottom) vs. unusual red (middle))
When I first started collecting vintage Pyrex, I went online and bought every book that I could find on it. At the time, there wasn’t a lot of information available, but I ran across a book by Susan Rogove. Five years later, I still periodically pull out Rogove’s book to pore over the books center color pages that showcase a mix of rare, common, and possibly mythical Pyrex dishes.
One of the pieces pictured in Rogove’s book is the 443 goldenrod Fleur de Lis bowl pictured above (pic 1, bottom bowl). In the book, it is referred to only as “2 ½ quart bowl (year unknown)”, but I prefer to refer to the bowl by its distinctive Fleur de Lis pattern on a goldenrod colored background.
The Goldenrod 443 is only one of a few colors available in the Fleur de Lis pattern. In addition to goldenrod, the Fleur de Lis pattern can be found in the 475, 2.5 quart casserole, size in red (second picture), green, and blue (third picture).* The blue 475 features a Fleur de Lis pattern in silver versus the typical gold pattern found on the red, green, and goldenrod versions.
*It is important to note that there may be additional colors and shapes available that feature the Fleur de Lis design; however, thus far I have only run across those mentioned above.