Up for sale is an Extremely RARE piece of Griswold Cast Iron Kitchenware. This is a very rare size number 13 Dutch Oven, it is even more rare because this is not the raised letter Titetop Version.
This is still a Titetop seal, as the cover fits its lip snuggly into the Dutch oven opening. This Dutch Oven is very large, and according to the Griswold book its 20.5 quarts which is a little over 5 gallons. The pan was fully restored, meaning stripped down to the bare metal using Electrolysis, then scrubbed. Thoroughly, then seasoned with 4 coats of Flax Seed Oil at °450F. For each coating I first let cast iron cool down, then.Another coat of oil and repeat. It is ready to be used, or displayed. Condition and Description of Each Part as Follows. The Dutch Oven Main Pot/Kettle with Bail Handle. Marked on bottom with a Large Griswold LOGO with Slant Lettering.
Marked on bottom with a 13. Marked on bottom with "ERIE". Marked on bottom with 2635 which is the Patent Number. The Outside Diameter at the top is 15.25. The Small Outside Diameter at the base is 13.The Depth from top rim to bottom (outside bottom) is 8. The Dutch Oven w/ Bail Handle weighs 14 Pounds 7.9 Ounces. There is some moderate pitting on the inside bottom.
There is some minor pitting on the inside side walls, bottom half. The outside is very nice condition. There are no cracks or chips, bends or dents. The top side of ears for bail handle show signs of light pitting. The bail handle is in good condition (some slight bends).
There is a little warp in the flat bottom as it does spin on glass see photo with straight edge. Has a nice shiny black seasoned coating, ready for use. This is the low dome lid, meaning its a little flatter than the high dome lid. There are no markings on the top, unlike the Titetop Dutch Oven.There is a punch mark or possible makers mark that is round just below the handle, and one other small mark on the underside of the lid. The lid is marked with the number 13 on the underside. The lid is marked 2637 on the underside which is the patent number. This is the correct matching lid for this Dutch Oven.
The lid outside diameter is 15.25. The lid inside lip diameter is 14.625. The lid height to top of handle is 3.5. The lid weight is 7 pounds 8.5 ounces. The lid is excellent condition with no cracks, chips, bends or dents.
There are 3 separate spots on the outside rim that was from the factory that look like possible grinder marks during polishing. There is some light pitting in a couple spots on the underside of the lid.Overall this Dutch Oven is in great condition for its age, and the restoration process brought it back to its original beauty. This is a chance to own one of the rarest pieces of Griswold. It is so rare due to the size, which as a cooking utensil was quite cumbersome and heavy for everyday use (It weighs 22 pounds with nothing in it). The main reason for its rarity is because of Superstition of the Unlucky number 13. I have about 50 photos of this item, so if you would like to see some more angles or have further questions, please message me. For Best Description see the photos as they represent the most accurate description of this item. The item in the photo is the exact item you will receive so use the zoom feature. Feel free to check my listings for other quality antiques and collectibles over the coming days and weeks. Feel free to message me if you would like to see more photos at a different angle and if you have any questions about this item or other items. There is photo evidence and a detailed description, so the item is bought as is, unless there was a blatant mistake made by me in the description. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Cookware\Other Collectible Cookware".
The seller is "shallett1" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.