Pattern: Early American
Identifiers / Alternate Names: Various early American motifs, usually dark brown on white or dark brown on lighter brown. There are also "gold colored" motifs on brown as well. There are a ton of different Americana items styled like the Butterprint pattern and some of them include federal eagles, lamps, kettles, salt/pepper shakers, corn, antique coffee grinders, cats and weathervane roosters. Also known as: Americana (very often mislabeled as this), Early American Heritage, Country Pictures, Weathervane
Item Type: Oven-Refrigerator Dishes Set Series 500
Years Manufactured: 1961 - ?
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #501 (1.5 cup) #502 (1.5 pint) #503 (1.5 quart)
Original Box#s: 500-7

These refrigerator dishes has the standard Early American pattern embossed on the front. This is the normal configuration of 4 separate boxes with lids. There are two of the smallest 1.5 cup #501 dishes with brown decorations on opal white. There are only a few decorations on the ends of these (I think it’s the cat, the pepper mill and the corn).

The middle sized refrigerator box has a few more decorations and is similarly brown on white with the size being 1.5 pints and number #502. The most interesting thing about this set comes with the largest #503 1.5 quart refrigerator dish because it is actually WHITE on brown. Most of the Early American set pieces that have brown as the background color have gold leaf. I’m not sure why they chose to make the refrigerator boxes different.

As far as I know, these came with clear lids and were the standard “newer” lids that have the ridges all over the top.


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