I went into my local Value Village the other day to scour the goods. I was figuring on slim pickings, since the place was buzzing with customers. Lo and behold, I see a beautiful round white enamelled pan with what appears to be a lotus leaf pattern!
I snatch the piece up and am excited to see how heavy it is. Could it be Cathrineholm? The first time I saw a Cathrineholm piece was at the window of a local thrift store which takes a select few great items, displays them in the front window, and runs a silent auction for two weeks. I was just passing by and was star-struck by an avocado green ice bucket with strikingly beautiful yet simple white leaves. Unfortunately the ice bucket caught others' eyes too, and the bidding was already up to $68 by the time I rolled around.
Back to the present - I'd always been hopeful about finding another piece with the simple paper sticker reading "Made in Norway" with this great pattern, but no such luck.
I believe this might be an authentic round pan based on my flickr "research"... Too bad there is no lid! Perhaps readers like Jeni from In Color Order can help ID this? The underside of the pan is a dark cast-iron-ish material but has weathered to a grey in some areas. The pan is actually in quite good condition. Even if it turns out not to be Cathrineholm, I think it would serve great as a roasting dish for potatoes and such. At $5, I think I made a safe bet.