Vintage Hammered Aluminum Palmer Smith Art Deco Waste Bucket Basket Hand Wrought
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Vintage Hammered Aluminum Palmer Smith Art Deco Waste Bucket Basket Hand Wrought:
It measures 11” high and is marked with number 501 on bottom. A Deco Style Hammered Aluminum waste basket Pre – WWII. Arthur Palmer was employed at the Wendell August Forge for a number of years before he left to start his own operation. While at the Forge he traveled extensively, exploring the market places for trends future buyer interests. He was extremely adept in noting these trends, yet his products remain almost timeless in design. All Palmer-Smith aluminum ware was made before the outbreak of WWII As with the entire aluminum gift ware industry, the Palmer-Smith forge had to close during the WWII demand for aluminum, and it did not reopen afterwards although the Palmer-Smith line was continued in a new field: that of beautiful linens and a group of other accessories. WWII brought mass production into the hammered aluminum field and made possible the flooding of the market with these products. Although very attractive items continued to be made, many collectors insist they can feel the difference: that they can sense the presence of those long-ago artisans! It is used with inside in need of cleaning. It has no dents, needs polishing. Wt. 2 lbs 5.1oz. before packing.