Every Greek remembers seeing these dishes at their yiayia and papou’s house, or maybe you have one yourself!
The 1970s-style porcelain cooking-ware has made a comeback, with the popular dishes fetching up to $10,000 on eBay.
Collectors are on the hunt for ‘rare’ CorningWare designs and are willing to pay mega bucks for it.
‘One piece of CorningWare, in a pattern not widely produced, sold on eBay recently for $US7,000 (AUD$9.8k),’ says glass expert Dean Six. ‘It was a 1970s product that fizzled.’
‘Collecting is often what you remember, which is why this is big now because baby boomers are buying back what they grew up with. Boomers are decorating with these pieces in their homes.’
However, not all antique CorningWare pieces are worth the same amount, with collectors saying that some floral patterns are far more rare than others.
The Cornflower range, with a blue floral design, is the most common pattern but is still worth a lot of money.
More rare patterns, like Wildflower – made from 1977 to 1984 – and Floral Bouquet – made from 1971 to 1975 – can fetch up to $10,000 online.
CorningWare dishes were an extremely popular wedding gift in the 1970s and the 1980s, particularly among Greek families.
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