It is underneath the paint and will never interfere with the use or cleaning of this beautiful dutch oven. Seriusly, if I hadn't told you about this, you might not have ever noticed it. Any white spots shown in the photos are only from my flash.
There are no white, or chipped areas in or on this item that I can see. This dutch oven measures approx 10-3/4" long and across the 2 side handles, it measures about 13-3/4". It is about 8-3/4 wide at the widest area. It stands 3-1/2" high without the lid on and with the lid, measures 5-1/2" to the top of the knob. I cannot find any other sites on the internet that have this color in this particular size of Le Creuset.
If you have been wanting one of these, please don't wait too long. I love this size-it's large enough for a casserole for the family, and large enough for a roast or chicken with veggies along the side of it to cook in the oven or on the stove.
It is lovely enough to just leave out on your stove or counter to use as a part of your kitchen decor. As with all Le Creuset cast iron items, this can be used in the oven, stove top, refrigerator, freezer, and the dishwasher--although I prefer to hand wash mine in some hot soapy water-even with crusted on food, by soaking for a few minutes, it easily cleans up with a nylon scrubbie. Anyone living in another area of the U.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Cookware\Other Collectible Cookware". The seller is "lakedweller55" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.