Item Type: Promotional Cinderella Round Casserole Series 470
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #475 (2.5 quart)
This is another promo casserole where there is some uncertainty as to whether or not it is completely Pyrex or not. We’ve seen this pattern featured numerous times on Ebay, but as yet it has not been named. So we’re giving it a name - “Nouveau Floral”, because of the stylized brown and black depictions of flowers on the lid. It is nearly certain that this was a promotional casserole, but we are again not sure about that.
The confusion stems from the fact that the lid that we have for this piece is NOT marked as Pyrex anywhere on it. In fact, there are no markings whatsoever, not even a batch mold number. That is quite unusual, as most Pyrex promo casserole lids have at least some sort of markings. However, it fits the yellow colored base perfectly and that base is marked as normal: it’s a standard 475-B 2.5 quart Cinderella Round model. Ours did not come with a trivet or carrying cradle, though that’s not to say the original didn’t have one. Update 4/07: And in fact, we’ve seen auctions that have this item with an interesting 11 inch plastic underplate or trivet with woodgrain on the top and black on the bottom - not 100% sure about it but one of the auctions gave a marking of “475-T / Made For Pyrex Ware” on the bottom of this trivet.
To add to the mystery, we’ve seen the Nouveau Floral pattern on a different lid that is CLEAR, not white. It is the same exact pattern. Also, we have seen different colored bases along with the lid, though that could easily be the “mix-n-match” phenomenon that collectors frequently succumb to.
We are including this casserole here even though we are not sure about the origins of the lid. Again, it seems highly unlikely that the manufacturer of the lid is not Pyrex because the design fits the base perfectly. However, we are not ruling out that this may have been part of another one of those packages that were manufactured for another company.