Dru Holland Blue Tulip 25 Divided Cast Iron Casserole with Lid
We seldom see a Royal DRU of Holland divided casserole (with a lid), and in fact, no current manufacturer such as Le Creuset offer such a handy item. It’s 10” wide (excluding the handles and two inches deep. The domed lid is 1 ½” not including the handle. Just perfect, among other things, for holiday leftovers – reheating turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes….mmmmm. This great enamel over cast iron pan with cast iron lid is a divided casserole with one large and two small sections in the classic Dru delft blue tulip pattern with a white interior. The lid has blue interior and a small steam vent. Hard to find form. In excellent lightly used condition. Only flaws are a tiny chip on rim of bottom and small scratched area near it below. Not visible when lid is on, and doesn’t affect cooking function. Marked Made in Holland and 25 on bottom. DRU was a big hit n the U.S. two decades before the French decided to offer their colorful Le Crueset enameled cast iron cookware here. Royal DRU was the enameled cast iron king of the kitchens of adventurous American home cooks. Its quality was at once obvious, and it became very popular (though nothing like Le Creuset today). It came in three colors and folklore designs – greenish light blue with green tulips, light blue with dark blue tulip decorations, and butter yellow, with brown tulips and windmills. It was advertised in upscale magazines like The New Yorker and Better Homes and Gardens.