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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday – Hammered Aluminum

For today’s VTT post I'd like to share a couple pieces of hammered aluminum. Both were given to me by my mother some years ago. Hammered aluminum serve wares were popular during the 1930’s to 1950’s.

First is a large round platter with an incised pattern of three roses with stems and leaves. It measures 13 ½ inches in diameter and has scalloped edge. sawtooth edge. It was made in Brooklyn, New York.

Here is a close-up of the border:

The second item is a simply designed ice bucket. It has the characteristic hammered pattern around the body of the bucket. Ridged edge beading is found on the rim of the bucket and knob of lid. The knobbed lid also has two hammered rows. Stamped MADE IN ITALY on the bottom, it measures 8" high (including the lid) and about 8" wide.

The bucket is insulated to help keep the ice frozen, as is the cover. It has two triangle handles for picking it up.

Hammered aluminum pieces are quite versatile and can be used for serving, floral display, attractive storage, etc. I use my ice bucket to hold my bottles of vitamins and minerals for daily use.

See more Vintage Thingies Thursday posts listed by Suzanne at Coloradolady.

18 comments:

marian said...

lovely items..my fav is the ice bucket :)

Marie Reed said...

I was so happy to see the close up of the border! The extra picture makes it even more special! Happy VTT:)

Elizabeth said...

I love hammered aluminum, that platter is gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Hammered aluminum is so good to use for outdoor entertaining...has a summery look to it. My dad collected the dogwood patterns and enjoyed hunting for them!

ClassyChassy said...

How neat! Love your post today, and nice you have found a good use for them!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Very nice. The border on the platter is loverly!
I can sooo see the versatility of these pieces.

Barb said...

That ice bucket is an oldie but goodie. Haven't seen one of those in years.

thanks for sharing,
blessings
Barbara Jean

Postcardy said...

I like hammered aluminum things, but I've never bought any myself.

Stephanie said...

oh i like the ice bucket a lot! Very fun little piece :) Have a good weekend!!!

Susan said...

This reminds me of my MIL and her table set for company. She had so many pieces and they were always being used. Your pieces are lovely.

Julie said...

Love the old ICE BUCKET. I really love the OLD TEA WARES on your side bar..beautiful.. Julie

Miri said...

Love the platter with the incised design! Very pretty!

CC said...

Your platter and ice bucket are just beautiful. How lucky you are to have them. Happy VTT and have a great weekend.

Protector of Vintage said...

Wow, I learned so much from your post today! The pieces are beautiful!!

Bea said...

Love that ice bucket. Thanks for all the info today. Great post.

Coloradolady said...

What beautiful pieces, I have to agree, that ice bucket is just too cute! Have a happy VTT.

Janet, said...

I love your hammered aluminum. I've got lots of pieces of it, you can still get them cheap at yard sales and such. I like the bread trays and candy dishes.

T Lee said...

love that ice bucket...lol, for some reason it makes me think of Bewitched! I bet it would keep ice as ice for a very long time! The paltter is very nice, too. Unique thingies!