Back in the day, when you purchased a Westinghouse refrigerator, they gave away these lovely leftover dishes manufactured by The Hall China Company. When I bought my fridge, I got complimentary plastic ice cube trays – clearly, times have changed.
The orange dish was from Hall’s Hercules line made from 1940 to 1941. The blue rectangular dish is the ‘Phoenix’ – the earliest (1938) design by Hall for Westinghouse. I love these for their bright colors and clean, Deco style.
Well I happen to have a blue butter dish, I guess, want it? Good shape, a bit dusty, got it years ago when I was cleaning out a house.
Cindy, thank you for your kind offer – it just so happens that I already own one in blue. Due to space/clutter issues, I’m trying not to collect duplicates – but thanks again!
I’m happy I found this entry. Now I know that my blue refrigerator dish is part of the ‘Peasant” line, and exceedingly apropos at that. I wonder, though, perhaps you know, the bottom of the dish is white, with the stamp. Mine has a blue interior, and all else is the same, save for the non-blue, white bottom? I wouldn’t think it a reproduction, but I wonder about the difference.
It may be from the Hercules line – similar to the orange dish pictured above. If it has the stamp, I doubt that it’s a reproduction.
I just bought 2 blue dishes with lids and have searched information to see what they are. The bottom hreads Hall for Westinghouse and the dish is rectangular with a domed rectangular lid. Things online call them loaf dishes, refrigerator dishes or casserile dishes. I am wondering if I can bake a loaf of bread in them or cook a meatloaf or a casserole in them.
Hi Daphne –
When I was rooting around for info on Hall-Westinghouse, I saw the same exact thing – photos of identical dishes were referred to as casserole dishes or refrigerator dishes. While I’m not an expert, I would err on the side of caution and NOT put them in the oven.
I have used my Phoenix blue loaf pan with lid in the oven for many years, and believe it was manufactured with that in mind as one of it’s uses.
Thanks for clarifying that – good to know!
Can you use these in the oven???
Pedia said that she’s been using her loaf pan in the oven for years – so it sounds like it’s fine!