Item Type: Cinderella Casserole Series 475, Tableware Dinner Plate Series 795
Years Manufactured: 1971 - ?
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #475 (2.5 quart), #795 (10.5 inch Dinner Plate)
Original Box#s: 5770
This is a really great promotional that uses the popular Friendship pattern. We are unclear whether this promo pattern preceded the regular Friendship pattern issues that were released near 1971, or if it was produced afterwards. Also, we seem to have lost the identity who took the picture above - if this is you, could you please let us know so we can credit you on it?
We have seen a few original boxes for this item labeled #5770 with the friendship pattern in red and orange all over it. The casserole is the same one as the 2.5 quart #475 round one in this series. However, the most interesting part about it is that it came with an “underplate” which is actually a standard tableware #795 10 1/2 inch dinner plate. It has a pattern of red stars or daisies around the rim of the plate - that motif is taken from the friendship pattern. Very frequently, this plate gets separated from the rest of the casserole and is offered up by itself on ebay.
One other interesting thing is that the lid, which is opal white with red/orange designs, is different than the lid for the standard round casserole. The circle of red daisies from the underplate is repeated on the lid, and the birds and decoration seem to be different (I think the birds are bigger, and there are 4 instead of 3?) The base of the casserole is also slightly different, with more designs in the pattern on the side.