Sparrow Hawk Gourmet Cookware held its celebration of Le Creuset’s 90th anniversary today from noon to 4 p.m.

As we wrote in an interview with vice president Allen Eppley in September, unique pieces included “a wood-handled sauté pan, and an iron-handle sauce pan, and an ebelskiver pan that are not actually part of the line.”

The highlight of the show was a rare reproduction — number 1,751 of only 1,925, to be exact — of the original 1925 cocotte. It was raffled off, with proceeds going to Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. Sherri Nitschke, regional sales manager for Le Creuset, told the Report the only difference from then to now is that the flame gradient has changed some.

Dig the propaganda: “In 1925, Le Creuset changed the culinary world forever with a vibrant cast iron cocotte,” reads the company website. “At the time, typical cookware was a dull grey, so the small French foundry soon became known for rich color, innovative design and passionate craftsmanship.”

[Images: Bryce Crawford]