Pattern: Forest Fancies
Identifiers / Alternate Names: Features a variety of dark brown mushrooms in a wooded patch on a lighter brown background. Also known as: Forest Mushrooms, Brown Forest
Item Type: 480 (470) Series Cinderella Round Casserole Set
Years Manufactured: 1981 - ?
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #473 (1 L) #474 (1.5 L) #475 (2.5 L)
These are the standard Cinderella Round Casseroles in the Forest Fancies pattern which features thin line drawings of mushrooms in a forest setting. Being made later in the 80s, it seems to be much more common than some of the other patterns. I’m pretty sure sizes are metric but not 100% sure since we don’t have any of them, but the sizes seem to be the same as other round casseroles: there are three different ones increasing in diameter (as opposed to height) - #473 (1 L), #474 (1.5 L) and #475 (2.5 L).
I’ve heard some people say they have these round casseroles with non-clear lids - they say that the lids were the same brown speckled color of the base of the casseroles. Not sure if these lids aren’t from a different set (Homestead perhaps?) but we haven’t seen any original boxes that had non-clear lids yet.
Update 11/07: This was listed as a 1983 release from information on the Pyrex Files, but we’ve since found it to be a 1981 release according to an official product brochure that Mackem 54 had scanned in.
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