Pattern: Solid Colors
Identifiers / Alternate Names: Various color shades, but all completely solid colored on the Pyrex item. Also known as: Primary Colors, Multi-Colored, Yellow Red Green Blue
Item Type: 515/407 Series Hostess Oven and Table set
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #515 (1.5 quart) #407 (7 oz) #515-C for lid if exists
Original Box#s: #430
Again, we can’t be sure about all of the exact configurations that this square bowl set was sold in (see the Red Hostess Oven and Table Set for more information on the larger sized set) but we’re fairly sure now about some of the different sets.
Above is a picture of the larger red square bowl with lid of a “Hostess Casserole and Table Set”. We’d struggled mightily with trying to figure out the exact names for these things - but have seen a few boxes now with this exact bowl. There are 5 bowls in the set as sold - one larger 1.5 quart red square bowl with lid and 4 smaller 7oz ramekins. As far as we know, this smaller size 1.5 quart plus 7oz set was usually sold with a lid (as opposed to the larger Hostess Oven and Table set which was sold sans lid).
We often see the smaller 7oz bowls of this set mixed and matched with the larger 2.5 quart size bowl instead (and vice versa - the 12oz small bowls along with the 1.5 quart bowl). It is quite easy to tell the small bowls apart when put side by side, the 7oz ones are “taller” in shape while the 12oz bowls are more squat and “wider” in appearance.
We believe that the 1.5 quart bowl w/lid may also have been sold separately (as is the case with the 2.5 quart bowl). We haven’t seen a box yet that proves this, however.
As said before, the lid for these square casseroles can get scratched up pretty easily - and those scratches are much more noticeable than the ones on clear glass lids because of the bright red color. The number on the lid is 515-C and the lid has two tab handles on either side. As of yet, we don’t have any of the smaller 7oz. red bowls, though we’ve seen them for sale quite a bit.
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