I can’t tell you how much I love this retro cast-iron Descoware pan! Aside from the fact that it’s a top quality piece of cookware – Descoware were bought out by Le Creuset, who took over their signature ‘flame’ pattern that they’re now so famous for – it also has the most fantastic design on it! The bottom of the pan is simply stamped ‘FE Belgium’, but the design is signed, ‘Markley’, for Robert Markley who produced the design for Descoware in the 1960s. I haven’t found much information on Robert Markley, but I did read a fantastic series of comments between his granddaughter and a collector of Descoware. She said that hew grandad wasn’t actually an artist (you could have fooled me!), but he loved to paint and do chalk drawings. Fascinating!
An excellent quality pan with one of the coolest designs I’ve seen!
Note: There is some wear to the enamel coating on the inside of the pan (see pics under ‘more’).
Dimensions: 26cm in diameter x 5.5cm deep (52cm long incl. handle)
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