Denby 'Arabesque' casserole and divided serving dish

Denby 'Arabesque' casserole and divided serving dish


This practical stoneware oven-to-tableware is as useful now as it was when it was first produced 60 years ago - here we have two pieces for the perfect meal - a casserole with lid, ideal for a main dish, with a divided serving dish for the accompanying vegetables or side dishes.

  • Oven-to-tableware was a new alternative to traditional china serving dishes which had to have the cooked items decanted into them just before taking to table, as they would be damaged by spending long in the oven. This ware could be used to cook and serve, saving time for the busy woman of the 1960s who wanted to spend less time preparing, serving and washing up from an evening meal! They had a rustic feel to them, which suited the plain wood kitchen tables, which were replacing polished tables in separate dining rooms as the place to eat in modern homes.Designed by Gill Pemberton in 1962-3, Arabesque was a distinctive design which was popular throughout the 1960s and 1970s and continued in production at Denby until 1984. Gill also produced the successful Chevron design for Denby.


    Casserole dish, including lid and handles:

    • Height approx. 12.5cm
    • Diameter approx. 28cm


    Divided serving dish, including lid:

    • Length approx. 28cm
    • Width approx. 20.5cm
    • Height approx. 10cm