Cast Iron Metalware

Cast iron is a hard yet brittle alloy of iron and carbon, usually cast in a mold. Cast-iron metalware, especially pans, pots, and cauldrons, have been popular cooking vessels for more than 2,000 years.

Because of their durability and heat-retaining capacity, cast-iron pans have been a preferred choice for searing and frying, as well as braising and sustained cooking over long periods of time. In Medieval and early modern Europe, cast-iron pans, pots, and cauldrons were made with handles or legs so that they could be hung or set within hearths and fireplaces.

During the '50s, American brands, such as Griswold and Wagner Ware, began mass producing cast iron metalware and cookware for daily use. These wares, as well as more contemporary cast-iron pieces, are valued by collectors for their craftsmanship and history.


Quick Facts

  • On June 20, 2013, Christie’s London sold a pair of green French cast-iron models of the Albani vase c. 1870 for $36,646
  • Enamel-coated cast iron has become increasingly popular, as these pieces offer a greater variety of color, vibrancy, and glossy surfaces
  • Cast-iron cooking wares leach iron into the food, making them popular among those with iron deficiency

Recommended Items at Auction

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Black Americana Cast Iron JOLLY NEGRO Coin Bank
Oct 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Black Americana Cast Iron JOLLY NEGRO Coin Bank
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$5511 Bids
Soleri Cosanti Cast Iron Bell
Oct 30, 9:00 AM MST
Soleri Cosanti Cast Iron Bell
by Fidelity Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$805 Bids
Cast iron ''Blackstone'' Stamford tractor seat, 39cm W
Oct 19, 7:00 PM AEDT
Cast iron ''Blackstone'' Stamford tractor seat, 39cm W
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD705 Bids
Antique Cast Iron Hand Painted Scottie Dog
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique Cast Iron Hand Painted Scottie Dog
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$354 Bids
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LODGE CAST IRON
Oct 19, 12:00 PM EDT
LODGE CAST IRON
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$44 Bids
Cast iron door handle, 37cm H
Oct 19, 7:00 PM AEDT
Cast iron door handle, 37cm H
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD354 Bids
Erie No.9 cast iron skillet
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Erie No.9 cast iron skillet
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$303 Bids
(2) Cast iron fireplace trivets
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(2) Cast iron fireplace trivets
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$203 Bids
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14 INCH SKILLLET CAST IRON BRAND UNKNOWN NO. 12
Oct 17, 12:00 PM EDT
14 INCH SKILLLET CAST IRON BRAND UNKNOWN NO. 12
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$93 Bids
Red Painted Cast Iron U.S. Mail Letter Drop Box
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Red Painted Cast Iron U.S. Mail Letter Drop Box
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$1503 Bids
Buckeye cast iron seat
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Buckeye cast iron seat
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$202 Bids
The American Griswold No.8 & 9 waffle iron
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
The American Griswold No.8 & 9 waffle iron
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$302 Bids
Simmons waffle iron with Simmons logo
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Simmons waffle iron with Simmons logo
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$502 Bids
VINTAGE CAST IRON SCHOOL BELL ON HARP MOUNT
Oct 26, 6:00 PM PDT
VINTAGE CAST IRON SCHOOL BELL ON HARP MOUNT
by O'Gallerie
Est: $200- $300
$1802 Bids
VINTAGE CAST IRON COFFEE GRINDER LOT 1074
Oct 17, 5:00 PM EDT
VINTAGE CAST IRON COFFEE GRINDER LOT 1074
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$162 Bids
Antique Adrian Cast Iron Horse Drawn Fire Pumper
Oct 30, 9:00 AM CDT
Antique Adrian Cast Iron Horse Drawn Fire Pumper
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $150- $300
$802 Bids
Le Creuset #26 Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
Le Creuset #26 Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Crescent cast iron miniature stove
Oct 19, 7:00 PM AEDT
Crescent cast iron miniature stove
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD302 Bids
Antique French cast iron book press, approx 34cm H x 36cm W
Oct 31, 4:00 PM AEDT
Antique French cast iron book press, approx 34cm H x 36cm W
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD120- AUD180
AUD1302 Bids
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Two Cast Iron Fire Toys
Oct 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Cast Iron Fire Toys
by New Haven Auctions
Est: $150- $250
$202 Bids
Wards Cast Iron waffle iron
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Wards Cast Iron waffle iron
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$201 Bid
American Bulldog revolver-shaped boot jack
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
American Bulldog revolver-shaped boot jack
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$201 Bid
Griswold No.8 & 9 The American waffle iron
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Griswold No.8 & 9 The American waffle iron
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$201 Bid
The American Griswold No.8 & 9 waffle iron
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
The American Griswold No.8 & 9 waffle iron
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$201 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Cast Iron Metalware


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC

Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

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Apple Tree Auction Center