Because item was stored for many years, there may be spots of light surface rust. This can generally be washed away then re-seasoned before use. This item is photographed in very bright light to highlight fine details. Under these lighting conditions, item may take on a brown color.Item is much darker under normal light. Photos are part of the items description. Please use them for a more clear understanding of items overall condition. If you have any questions, please let me know. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Cookware\Other Collectible Cookware". The seller is "emahge" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.