Pattern: Butterfly Gold
Identifiers / Alternate Names: Various butterflies and five petaled flowers. Most commonly a yellow-brown pattern on white, though the reverse of white on yellow-brown also exists. Two distinct pattern variations exist for various items - one has just the butterflies and flowers while the other has those items embedded on "wheat stalks", much like the Autumn Harvest pattern. Some lids feature a ring of butterfly gold with a single flower in the center, and the smallest size refrigerator box contains a single flower. Some other items (mugs and some casseroles) may not have butterflies in the pattern and only flowers. Also known as: Golden Butterflies, Five Petal Flowers
Item Type: Cinderella Oval Covered Casserole Series 943,945
Years Manufactured: 1960s - 1970s
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #943 (1.5 quart) #945 (2.5 quart)
Original Box#s: 943-4 (1.5 quart), 945-4 (2.5 quart)
I believe these two popular casseroles actually came in separate boxes in the “Compatibles” line (I’ve seen a box for the 1.5 quart one) but we’re going to start listing them together to save time. Both of these oval casseroles are the familiar reversed white flower/butterfly pattern on golden brown solid color for the base, while the covers are white with a ring of Butterfly Gold on the top with a single flower in the middle.
The sizes that exist are #943, 1 1/2 quart and #945, 2 1/2 quart. These come up on Ebay quite a bit, but they’re still rather popular. I suspect because it WAS in the Compatibles line and many people still have the plates in this pattern but perhaps never got the casseroles so they’re making up for lost time.
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