Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Black Fridgie

Look what I found!

Yes, it is a black fridgie.

So far, here's what I've been able to learn about it. First, it is the same size and shape of any other 503 (large) refrigerator dish. Second, the clear glass lid is not original. As far as I've been able to gather, there are no other all-black pyrex pieces except some mugs; this is the only size and shape all-black dish ever made.

I believe this was originally part of a Rodney Kent Starline entertaining set, which you can see here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hotforpyrex/7860539208/  and here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hotforpyrex/7860704990/

(Rodney Kent made mostly hammered aluminum ware that sometimes had Pyrex-made inserts. Other than that, I don't know much about them. Someone posted the other day about a turquoise Starline set, which would be approximately the same era.)

I'd love to find the right lid and cradle, but for now I thought it would look great with my pink fridgie I got a while back. I think this is the beginning of a great alternative set in one of my all time fave color combos- now to find the 2 baby ones in pink!

Anyone ever seen one of these before or have more info?


  1. Nope, never seen one but would be great for Halloween! Does it say "Pyrex" on the bottom like other pieces? I too love the combo of pink and black!

    1. Oh yes- it is just like any other fridgie, down to the # code.

  2. I would push my mom for one of those!! It's such a cool piece

  3. found this example of a double set http://www.flickr.com/photos/mylittlestinkers/5828188585/in/set-72157625873473929

  4. That is a really cool find! I would have snatched it up too!!

  5. I found one of these in the wild this week, and you have the most comprehensive and complete info that I could find online about it! Thanks for sharing this post!