A surprisingly nice piece from the People's Republic of China (Taiwan). A smaller size than most. Good for a one to two person meal. A very good value for the money.
Have looked at a number of bottom's of lids and sometimes an optical illusion develops. The bottom side of the lid is concave with a hump in the middle where the handle sits on the other side.
The Asian pieces have the holding lip for the lid on the Dutch oven itself and not the lid like American ones. Rather think that the Asian design is a little nicer; however, Asian lids won't work on American pieces.
There was some corrosion on the bottom that would lead you believe this piece has been around for awhile.
A closeup of the bottom. The writing reads "TAIWAN" and "4QT DUTCH OVEN". Was not able to read this without the help of magnified photography.
The top side of the lid. Nice that the bottom side of the handle area is scooped in.
Bottom side of the lid is fairly smooth, but well seasoned. Takes a long time to get this level of seasoning on a cast iron piece.
1978 Taiwan 4 Quart Dutch Oven
Weight : Dutch Oven 3 lbs. 4.6 oz., Lid 11.9 oz.
A collection of images from a vintage 4 quart Dutch oven. Not a desireable piece other than the fact it can be very handy in the kitchen. A little rougher than the American counterparts from the same time period; however, it is smoother than many of the ones you can buy today. It is very well seasoned and very black.
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Valued in the range of $15-$20.