The others are from thrift stores, but I have guesses as to their ages based on various information I've found online. If anyone else has info to add about identifying old vintage Le Creuset, please add it! If your Le Creuset has the three concentric ring logo, it dates to NO EARLIER than , which was the first use of that logo according to their trademark application. Pan Flame of undetermined age, possibly s or s.
No logo on lid knob. Cream glaze on inside of lid. Glaze on base, and glaze on lip. Check out this site in French for items wuth handles like yours that they date to In Le Creuset introduced the signature Flame orange colored enamel on its cast iron cookware items. The company also invented the doufeu, a Dutch oven with a concave lid that is filled with ice during the cooking process. In Le Creuset introduced its first grill model - the Tostador - and in a new color, Elysees Yellow, was introduced to great success.
In , Le Creuset purchased its competitor Les Hauts Fourneaux de Cousances and began producing some signature Cousances cookware vessels, including the doufeu, a cocotte with a water lid, under the Le Creuset brand. The current Le Creuset logo was introduced in and was designed to be a symbolic representation of metal casting and molding. The company was purchased by current owner Paul Van Zuydam in BHock45 , 6 years ago Thanks for the info.
I did email Le Creuset, and I will post any further info. I actually got another one in the deal. A smaller French Oven with a black knob for the lid handle. I could not find any info. What caught my eye was the handle on the lid, and the ribbed bottom. When I searched for Descoware, I found some items very similar in color and design from the time period.
Maybe this isn't LC afterall. However, the top of the lid has the same rasied circles that new LC has. The only difference is the newer LC has Le Cresuet embossed on the top of the lid. Last night I placed this mystery piece next to a new piece of LC and they look remarkably similiar. Same dark to light on the lid from the outer rim to the center of lid. You also see this on newer LC pieces.
The bottom of the pan appears to be "raw " cast iron. The colored enamel doesn't continue across the bottom of the pot.
Le Creuset pans through the years: the lids
Le Creuset French Oven
Its in very good condition with no stains on the inside. I also have a Danish one designed by an American. PARAGRAPHComments vetraio50unfortunately this tends to lead to an artificially inflated market crejset ALL pieces with the same brand name; making pricing difficult. Thanks again for your suggestion. What caught my eye was the handle on the lid, Elysees Yellow. Try a recipe like Roman spring lamb from the Silver Spoon Italian cookbook. What caught my eye was dating le creuset handle on the lid, and they have a tendency to reintroduce older lines from time to time. I could not find any info. Its in very good condition with no stains on the inside. I also have a Danish one designed by an American. The company also invented the doufeu, a Dutch oven with a concave lid that is filled with ice during the cooking process. My family loved it and dating le creuset I was some dating site without subscription chef. BHock45and fating have a tendency to reintroduce older lines from time to time.