Friday, September 2, 2011

Retrolicious

Look what the postman delivered yesterday!

Isn't it FABULOUS?!?

I spotted it online last week, my hubbie was out for the evening playing soccer and I was aimlessly perusing eBay when I stumbled upon it.
I love the atomic retro wing handles!

It's a heavy cast iron enamelled casserole, made by Cousances, I've mentioned them before, a French rival of Le Creuset who bought them out in the 1950s.
The great thing is that while Cousances is very collectible, the seller didn't mention the make in the title, which means that people searching under "Cousances" wouldn't have found it, so I snapped it up for $40 (hubbie, if you're reading this, I love you very, very much ;-). Yes, that is more than I usually pay for a casserole but I have NEVER seen this style before, I have googled and googled and still nothing, so I knew if I didn't buy it I would totally regret it and obsess in the future about finding another.
If anybody out there has the same one or knows anything about the style or date it was made I'd really like to hear from you :-)

3 comments:

Eleni said...

With wings like that, how could you resist? And I'm sure hubby won't mind, as long as you bake him a delicious casserloe or two :)

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

Gorgeous pot! I love this one.

Hello Vintage said...

It would cost you $40 for a meal and a drink if you were out. Thats how I look at it - entertainment value! Love it!