Vintage 2-qt. Descoware round Dutch Oven in Orange Flame


Certainly the most striking and attractive pieces of enameled cast iron kitchenware ever produced, this is a vintage 2-qt. two-tone Descoware round Dutch oven. It was made in Belgium. It features a domed lid with an integrated lid handle. It has the traditional fluted handles. After a half-century, its condition is still very nice. The outside enamel features Descoware’s famous graduated “flame” color, which the company first introduced and trademarked. (It was later appropriated by Le Creuset when it bought out the firm in the ‘70s). The company’s heyday was from the late ‘40s to the ‘70s. Because of its beauty and sturdy enameling, Descoware was Julia Child’s favorite, and she used them extensively on her 60s TV shows.

The inside enamel – and the exposed rim -- is still white, and is not stained by years of tomato-based sauces, as most pots this age are. There are also several small (fortunately hidden) pock mark dings. Two are under the handles, and one a tiny “fleabite” on the pot rim that’s covered by the lid. Descoware sometimes used a paper identifying label on enameled bottom, which often is missing today. This one is marked “Made in Belgium” on the inside on the lid. Condition: pristine except for the dings, so we’ll give it a VG+.

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