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RARE Skoal/Norway Enamelware Skillet from the 1960's--Great Condition--Olive-Green/Yellow Graphics--a Swanky Mid-Century Scandinavian Find

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to work-related travel, the earliest shipping date for the item(s) in this listing is Friday, May 11, 2012.

Although I’m a big appreciator of mid-century Scandinavian cookware, pieces made by Skoal/Norway — like this striking skillet — are new to me; by all accounts, not many turn up. With its olive-green/golden-yellow/bright-white motif, and black-outlined lip (so characteristic of this period’s enamelware pieces), it would mix wonderfully with any vintage enamel cookware collection — Cathrineholm, Arabia/Finel, etc.

This fantastic mid-century piece measures 9” in diameter x 15” long. It features a clever “lip” on one side, no doubt for pouring sauces without making a mess.

This skillet is in great vintage condition, with just one small spot of enamel wear near the handle (see the last photo, above, for a close-up). The interior enamel bears some light scratching from minimal use – maybe once or twice in its life — which you have to get pretty close up to see. All in all, the white, green and yellow enamelware is in great shape.

On the reverse side, the olive-green Skoal/Norway logo is crisp and 100% intact. Again, light surface scratching is evident, but no areas of enamel loss.

The teak handle has been treated with Min-Wax and Orange-Glo to restore its luster. No cracks or splits to report.

Based on my research, “Skoal” is, by definition, a Scandinavian exclamation used during toasting ceremonies. I can only assume this is a nod to the “entertaining” nature of this swanky Norwegian enamelware line.)

Some sources say that the shape of this skillet — down to the brass rivets in the teak handle — suggest it was made at the same factory that produced Cathrineholm’s skillets. However, I haven’t been able to find any in-depth information on the company itself, so it’s tough to say with 100% certainty.

One thing's for sure: It's a striking, well-preserved piece of mid-century Scandinavian enamelware. It's got plenty of life left for everyday use, or it would look great hanging as a display piece in even the most contemporary home.

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If you like what you see, check out the other ready-to-showcase, artfully assembled (and swanky, of course!) one-of-a-kind vintage barware arrangements in my shop. I also offer one-off mid-century modern treasures.

All the pieces in my shop are cleaned with soap/water; Tarn-X for gold/silver; and Orange-Glo and/or Min-Wax for wood. I take pride in my items arriving at your door ready to use or display.

A NOTE ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Yes, I will/have/can. Frequently, in fact. Just convo me and I'll get a quote for you.

RARE Skoal/Norway Enamelware Skillet from the 1960's--Great Condition--Olive-Green/Yellow Graphics--a Swanky Mid-Century Scandinavian Find

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: enamel, enamelware, teak, brass, vintage enamel, vintage enamelware
  • Only ships to United States from Arizona, United States.
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