aluminum pieces. Hammered aluminum is making a comeback and is being sought after by collectors.
In the 1950's or before many pieces were given as wedding gifts.
The pieces scratched and dented easily, so most were stored away and not used. It is rare to find pieces that are not scratched and often dented.
This sweet bowl is marked Nasco, Italy.
This sweet little basket is the cutest thing ever.....It's marked Continental Trade/Hand Wrought/No.526.
This tray was in my etsy shop and sold right away.
I think one of the biggest decisions to make about hammered aluminum is whether or not to clean it. The above piece retained its shine while the others have a softer patina.
One website recommended cleaning with mag wheel cleaner. I haven't tried it because I prefer it with the original patina.
What did you find this week. I'm going bloghopping to find out!
I'm linking up to Linda at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday