At least 15 years ago I started buying pieces of hammered aluminum thinking it would be more valuable in later years. As far as I can see, that hasn't happened but I still enjoy the pieces I have. This weekend I found a great polish for aluminum and cleaned up some of the pieces in my collection.
This butter dish was reproduced by Southern Living Homes a few years ago and distributed at their home parties. I found this napkin holder from the same pattern recently.
This is also the same pattern and holds a small casserole dish.
The above condiment dish is my favorite! The design has fruit and dogwood flowers.
The following information was copied from the internet:
Most hammered aluminum pieces made their way into homes from the 1930s through the 1950s as wedding gifts. Colorful anodized aluminum wares were popular with homemakers through the ‘50s and early ‘60s.
- Popular names to look for on collectible hammered aluminum pieces are Arthur Armour, Continental Silver Company, Everlast, Buenilum, Rodney Kent and Pamer-Smith.
- The most valuable pieces of hammered aluminum are signed by the maker, and many have elaborate patterns stamped into the metal. Unusual shapes and vessels are also of interest to collectors.