Tiggy & Pip is a vintage home décor shop by mother and son décor and interior design loving duo, Tiggy and Pip Coudray.
With a shared love of all things French and vintage we opened our shop in 2011.
Based in France, between Cognac and La Rochelle, we source unusual items from recent French and European history. Everyday French household items from the 1880's to 1980's which, although at one time were plentiful, are now increasingly rare and collectible. We source specialist props for films/photo shoots and interior designers. Many of our 'finds' are currently on display in a number of top New York restaurants and Hollywood apartments.
Price includes shipping - see shipping notes.
Made by France's famous cookware manufacturer 'Le Creuset' these six fondue plates date from the late 1970's. Their creamy antique white glaze makes them ideal for ‘Jeanne d’Arc’ Nordic/French country style kitchens for a simple, Scandinavian look.
'Fondue' is a Swiss dish of melted cheese served in a communal pot over a portable stove heated with a candle or spirit lamp, and eaten by dipping bread into the cheese using long-stemmed forks. Fondue parties became very popular in the 1970's. Meat fondue's are based on the same principal with hot fat being melted in the pot and then small chunks/cubes of meats or fish being dipped until cooked.
The plates are divided into five sections (four smaller segments for different sauces and one larger well for the cubed cheese or meat), they stack neatly on top of each other.
Each Plate carries the 'LE CREUSET Made in France' Mark on the undersides
They each measure 26cms/ 10¼" diameter. and weigh 700gms/1.5lbs!
They are in excellent vintage condition with no chips. They all do have an aging 'hairline crackle' to the glazes, which is to be expected with the age of this set. The 'crackle' covers most of the surface of the plates which, considering their age, does not in any way detract from their beauty or functionality; and in fact adds to the charm and authenticity of these gorgeous items. However the 'crackle' is noticeable and so you will need to bear this in mind if you decide to purchase these lovely plates as they are in a vintage condition and have been priced to reflect this.
We ship worldwide.
Your purchase will be carefully packaged and shipped from France using La Poste's First Class 'Colissimo International' service. It will be fully tracked, signed for and insured.
We don't charge for packaging and should the worst happen we always refund or replace.
Most orders ship the following business day. When we're extra busy, it may take up to 3 days.
Once you have been notified of dispatch the delivery time frames are as follows:
Europe: 1 - 5 working days.
Rest of the World 5 -14 working days.
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There's always a discount for multiple purchases and we'll always combine shipping costs to give you the best price.
We've lots of other fondue plates and accessories if you'd like to take a look.
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