(The latter two patterns are sometimes confused with DRU pieces from Holland, as they look strikingly similar.) NOTE: In addition to the above colors/patterns being released under license of the Descoware name, the following colors of enameled cast iron wares were also manufactured at the Oudenaarde foundry, marketed independently or under contract to other brands: Moss Green (solid color, unmarked), Jadeite green (solid color, unmarked) and Cornflower Blue (solid color, unmarked). It is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust.Like the other group 8 elements, ruthenium and osmium, iron exists in a wide range of oxidation states, −2 to 7, although 2 and 3 are the most common.
Unlike the metals that form passivating oxide layers, iron oxides occupy more volume than the metal and thus flake off, exposing fresh surfaces for corrosion.
with branches in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. The gradient red to orange “Flame” pattern was their trademark and soon Descoware became well known as the creme de la creme of cookware. Sanford Company had changed its name to the Descoware Corporation, headquartering itself in Los Angeles, and by the mid-1960’s Descoware had become a subsidiary of General Housewares Corporation, also of Los Angeles (yes, the same GHC of Magnalite fame …
Le Creuset’s aggressive marketing campaign eventually won out.
Le Creuset also used the Descoware version of the flame coloration with grey interior for a while; however, this was also relatively short lived.
If you look at Le Creuset’s current version of “flame” you will notice that the color is much more fluorescent looking, almost like posterboard.