I've been looking for a smaller enameled cast-iron pot to make no-knead bread in. My big Le Creuset Dutch oven lets it spread too much. So I looked on eBay, and just won this Descoware pot tonight. I've bid on another Descoware item whose auction ends tomorrow morning, just because I liked the looks of it. The brand became popular after Julia Child endorsed it, but eventually went out of business in the face of heavy competition from Le Creuset, which bought the company's patents. They originated the "flame" color that Le Creuset still markets, though in a brighter shade.
I love cooking with enameled cast-iron, and am in trouble now, knowing I can find pieces online at a fraction of Le Creuset's retail cost. It's amazing what some of the vintage (or even new) Le Creuset pots get bid up to, though! I won't get involved in those battles; I want pieces to cook with, not to simply collect for collecting's sake.
P.S. from March 2008: The link above to the Descoware history has not been working lately. Here's a link to a cached version. Don't know how long it will be available, sorry.