Of French origin, this type of casserole was originally intended for cooking and serving dishes made from local game and fowl. Its elaborate handle identified the delectable meat within; in this case, duck. Today, the oval baking dish performs well for all sorts of casseroles as well as baked vegetables and side dishes. You can also use it for a pâté or terrine. The high-fired porcelain travels beautifully from oven to table and is also safe in the freezer and dishwasher. 1 1/4-qt. cap., 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 7" high. Made in France.