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Dec 22, 2010 12:57 PM

Enamel cast iron - pls help identify my vintage saucepan

I just bought an enamel cast iron saucepan with lid on Craigslist. It's flame colored, has a pour spout, and a beautiful wooden handle. The interior enamel is a pale gray. The only mark I can find is embossed letters on the underside of the lid that appear to read LSP2. The woman I bought it from bought it used 15-20 years ago, so I have no idea how old it is.

The pan is VERY heavy. I have a LC saucepan, and this is heavier. The 2 quart pan alone weighs just under 4 pounds.

The lid is flame with a shiny black knob similar in shape to LC> (The photo didn't make it.)

Thanks for any and all help!

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  1. Could it be Le Creuset?

    1. Look kind of like vintage Le Cresuet, but I don't recognize the handle.

      1. Hi, aliinnc:

        It is difficult to tell... It might help narrow things down if you could tell us how the wooden handle attaches. For instance, is the handle merely threaded to fit the pan, or is the handle drilled for a through-rod that is threaded on the far end for a metal pommel/loop?

        Chances are, it is one of the following: Le Creuset, Staub, Cousances, or Descoware.

        I'm glad you posted this. Over Thanksgiving, I had need to make clarified butter when all my copper saucepans were already in use. I had a small LC spouted "saucepan" of this configuration I dusted off, and came to truly appreciate the pourspout for the first time.

        Another thing. If (as I strongly suspect) the handle is removeable, please don't ignore how this pan might also work in the oven--without handle. It might also work well for a milk-pot to keep cream hot and ready for things like mashed potatoes.

        The enamel in your new pan appears pristine.