The Lucky In Love design is printed on the one-quart Round Casserole (473) and remains one of the most elusive Pyrex designs ever created by Corning Glass Works. Released in 1959, Lucky In Love is most likely a limited release product or even a test piece.
The design is of green grass with clovers running along the bottom of the dish and pink hearts interspersed throughout the middle of the dish. The one owned by the Corning Museum of Glass is unique in that there are no pink hearts on the design, only the green grass and clovers.
Recent online auctions have seen Lucky In Love sell for over $4,000.
Corning Glass Works offered its first patterned opalware gift set in 1953 when the Heinz Baking Dish was sold in grocery stores. Widespread distribution of promotional patterns occurred after the overwhelming success of the 1956 release of seasonal “decorator casseroles.” Using existing Pyrex shapes, gift sets featured new patterns offered for a limited production time. They often came with mounters, cradles, or candlewarmers and were advertised in the spring to appeal to Mother’s Day and summer wedding shoppers and in the fall to give the holiday gift-buyers something new. Corning continued to produce gift sets through 1983, creating nearly 135 different gift set patterns during that time. Corning intended these pieces to be sold for a limited time, and directed retailers to remove older, unsold promotions from the shelves.
Often, patterns used for these gift items were unnamed, or given names descriptive of the dish’s purpose, like “chip and dip set.” Collectors over the years have assigned names more reflective of the specific pattern.