Designed in 1958 by celebrated Frenchman, Raymony Loewy, the Coquelle oven dish is probably my very favourite of all the Le Creuset designs, and not surprisingly one of the hardest to find! Loewy was a French-born American industrial designer, who created some of the world’s most iconic brands, including the Shell and Lucky Strike logos. Nicknamed, ‘The Man Who Shaped America’, Loewy was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1949 as ‘the father of industrial design’.
This is one of the smaller Coquelle pots that I’ve come across, but I see them so rarely that I jumped at the chance to buy it! The yellow enamel has quite a lot of fine scratches, and the underside of the lid is stained from years of use, but it’s still relatively clean – definitely clean enough to use – and promises to deliver a superior cooking experience!
Note: Le Creuset have recently release a limited edition set of Coquelle pots, starting at 195 quid (that’s R3500!).
Dimensions: 29cm long x19cm wide x 13cm tall (with lid on)
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