Pancake dishes were manufactured by a variety of companies, including Limoges, Haviland and Nippon, to name a few. Some are extremely beautiful with floral painting with gold trim and ornate finials on the cover. Prices on the dishes can range from around $50 to well over $500, depending on the age, maker and condition. The number of vent holes on the dishes may also vary. If the lid does not have vent holes, it is more than likely a covered butter dish instead of a pancake cake dish.
Covered Pancake Dish, manufactured by GDA (Gerard, Dufraisseix & Abbot) Limoges, c. 1900-1953. (Inquire for availability. Priced at $285. Free shipping in the Continental US.)