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Descoware Photo Gallery — Page 2

Descoware 1-quart convertible set, yellow exterior with gray interior, in new-in-box, never-been-used condition. Very rare. The convertible concept was that the two pieces served three functions in the kitchen: skillet, sauce pot, and covered casserole (skillet fits as a lid over pot). The original Descoware label is still affixed to the bottom of the skillet. In the upper corner of the photo is the original packing box. The box states Descoware Convertible (1 QT) CON-1803-YELLOW.  The label on the lid/skillet states this is 1-1/4 quart and a 6-1/2” skillet. It's remarkable to see a pristine Descoware set like this. | Photo credit: southhavenmotel

Descoware 1-quart convertible set, yellow exterior with gray interior, in new-in-box, never-been-used condition. Very rare. The convertible concept was that the two pieces served three functions in the kitchen: skillet, sauce pot, and covered casserole (skillet fits as a lid over pot).

The original Descoware label is still affixed to the bottom of the skillet. In the upper corner of the photo is the original packing box. The box states Descoware Convertible (1 QT) CON-1803-YELLOW.

The label on the lid/skillet states this is 1-1/4 quart and a 6-1/2-inch skillet. It's remarkable to see a gorgeous, unused Descoware set like this with its original box. | Photo credit: southhavenmotel

 

 

 

A closeup of the Descoware label for the yellow convertible set. | Photo credit: southhavenmotel

A closeup of the Descoware label for the yellow convertible set. | Photo credit: southhavenmotel

A closeup of the Descoware box for the yellow convertible set. | Photo credit: southhavenmotel

A closeup of the Descoware box for the yellow convertible set. | Photo credit: southhavenmotel

Closeups of bottom and top views of Descoware flame trivet/hot plate. This Descoware piece is in excellent condition. | Photo contributed by reader Candy Eve, The Task Force. Closeup of bottom and top views of Descoware flame trivet/hot plate. This Descoware piece is in excellent condition. | Photo contributed by reader Candy Eve, The Task Force.

 

Maple leaf pattern Descoware skillet with lid, in excellent condition.
Maple leaf pattern Descoware skillet with lid, in excellent condition.

 

Descorama series, 3-piece Markley butter melter. Pieces from the yellow, kitschy, farm animals/food items Markley series are popular and difficult to find. Even those with a few chips and scratches can be expensive because the demand is so great. I saw a Markley butter warmer very similar to this one sell for $68.00 on eBay recently. Descorama series, 3-piece Markley butter melter. Pieces from the yellow, kitschy, farm animals/food items Markley series are popular and difficult to find. Even those with a few chips and scratches can be expensive because the demand is so great. I saw a Markley butter warmer very similar to this one sell for $68.00 on eBay recently.

 

The following is a wonderful vintage Descoware ad for the flame and yellow (referred to as "citron yellow") cookware, contributed by reader Candy Eve, The Task Force. To see a larger view of the ad, click here, then left-click on the graphic.

 

A wonderful vintage Descoware ad for the flame and yellow (referred to as "citron yellow") cookware, contributed by reader Candy Eve, The Task Force

Photo credit: Candy Eve

 

Descoware 1-quart, two-piece, three-function convertible set (skillet, sauce pot, covered casserole), like the yellow set above, but in the popular flame-red color. This shows different views of the set. While obviously used, this convertible set is still in terrific condition.

Descoware 1-quart, two-piece, three-function convertible set (skillet, sauce pot, covered casserole), like the yellow set above, but in the popular flame-red color. This shows different views of the set. While obviously used, this convertible set is still in terrific condition.

 

This large 3-quart flame beanpot with lid is in pristine condition, and sold for more than $100 on eBay. While not rare, they are difficult to find, because few people want to part with them.

The photos show this beautiful beanpot from a number of angles and viewpoints.

Descoware 3-quart beanpot with lid, view 1

Descoware 3-quart beanpot with lid, view 2

Descoware 3-quart beanpot with lid, view 3

Descoware 3-quart beanpot with lid, view 4

Descoware 3-quart beanpot with lid, view 5

 

This 9-inch yellow Descoware skillet with lid still has the original detachable wooden handle. The excellent condition of the handle is rare to find.

This 9-inch yellow Descoware skillet with lid still has the original detachable wooden handle. The excellent condition of the handle is rare to find.

 

Wow! This never-used (label still affixed) flame-red Descoware fondue set with all its accessories is extremely rare. This is the first and only time I've seen this set, and until I saw this series of photos, I wasn't aware that Descoware had ever made a fondue set. Its condition is absolutely pristine.

Descoware flame fondue set, view 1

Descoware flame fondue set, view 2

Descoware flame fondue set, view 3

Descoware flame fondue set, view 4

 

Some fascinating finds made by photographer robotika at the Brimfield Antique Fair in Massachusetts in 2011: A Foley food mill, a Descoware Belgian flame-red enameled cast iron sauce pan (with lid and wooden handle in excellent condition), beautiful Icelandic wool yarn, and some goat dairy cups. The handle for this Descoware sauce pan is detachable and is usually in weathered condition or missing. It appears to be in mint condition.

Purchases made at the 2011 Brimfield, MA Antique Fair: Foley food mill, Descoware Belgian enameled cast iron sauce pan (lid and wooden handle in excellent condition), beautiful Icelandic wool yarn, and goat dairy cups | Photo credit: robotika, Flickr, Creative Commons

Finds at the Brimfield Antique Fair in 2011: A Foley food mill, Descoware Belgian flame-red enameled cast iron sauce pan (with its lid and wooden handle, which are in excellent condition), beautiful Icelandic wool yarn, and goat dairy cups. | Photo credit: robotika, Flickr, Creative Commons

 

Submit Your Own Descoware Photos and/or Stories

We'll be adding more Descoware photos to the gallery and to a new "Descoware Stories" section as quickly as we can. If you have Descoware photos of your own that you would like to share, please click 'Contact Us' (the email link is provided in the left sidebar), attach a reasonable-quality jpeg (sized no larger than 100kb for the file and the graphic measuring no greater than 500px width) to the email. Please include your name (for photo credit), city/state or region, and provide a brief summary that describes the Descoware item and anything else of interest about it (e.g., how you found it or inherited it, how you use it).

 

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Links to other sites for Descoware information and photos:

Descoware - A Fan Site for the Antique "Made in Belgium" Enamel Cookware
MeatHenge: Enameled Cast Iron goes POP !!!
MeatHenge: New Toy Day - Descoware 5 Quart Danish Oven

 

Source:
A Brief History of Descoware website, (http://www.youpickedawinner.com/desco_hist.html).