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: Loaf Pan Baking Dish Series 913
Years Manufactured: 1960s - 1970s
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #913 (1.5 quart)
I don’t see as many of these loaf dishes in the butterfly gold pattern which is interesting because butterfly gold is quite a common pattern. I guess that many people just did not get this size of dish. This is definitely a loaf pan that could be used to make bread or meatloaf and measures 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches. It holds about 1.5 quart and has the #913 stamped on the bottom.
We actually have at one time owned both this dish and the 8″x8″ brownie baking pan in this pattern and both have a similar look - opal white Pyrex with just a single Butterfly Gold pattern in brown-orange on either size of the dish. It’s also interesting that the corners of the handles on the loaf dish are not rounded but seem to be cut in at angles, much like the 8×8 pan that we have. We’ve actually seen this go for quite a bit higher prices on Ebay at times, so you might want to price around if you’re looking for it.
This dish is sometimes combined or confused with the oven refrigerator dishes… especially with refrigerator dishes that have lost their covers.
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