The beautiful hammered-aluminum creamer is in very good to great condition. The weight of the creamer along with its highly detailed metal-work appears to be more consistent with aluminum than pewter. Also, the particular appearance of the tarnished patina seems to be more consistent with aluminum. While there are no discernible marks for identification on this gorgeous little metal creamer, the highly detailed appearance is a good indicator that this hammered-aluminum metalcraft was fashioned by a very skilled and experienced artisan. The consistent size of the dimples would certainly take a steady and trained hand. While the dual-sided super-fine grooves and the bow of the arched handle were most likely done by a press, the handle still had to be securely attached and carefully bent backward and under to form the seamless arch. Also, the inward sloping scalloped rim has such consistency that it has to be closely inspected to notice only subtle differences in the cuts. The highly detailed metal-work along with the aging tarnished patina give this gorgeous hammered-aluminum creamer a warm colonial charm. In addition to its overall beautiful appearance, it is important to point out the four small slots on the underside. While these could have been used to stabilize the creamer as it was being fashioned and decorated, the slots could also indicate that this creamer was designed to mount on top of some type of base.
Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the ChapStick in one of the photos is not included in this listing as it was used for scale purposes only.
There are no breaks, cracks, chips, or repair places on this gorgeous hammered-aluminum creamer cup. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the creamer - mainly in the form of rub marks where it has come in contact with other items. Also, the beautifully tarnished patina on the creamer not only gives it character but also provides evidence for an older age.
The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous hammered-aluminum creamer cup are many. The china cabinet or display curio would be enhanced by the addition of this stunning metal-art treasure. Also, the entryway or vanity area would welcome this gorgeous creamer cup for its highly detailed appearance. This creamer cup would make a wonderful ring-dish or catchall because it is unique, aged, and captures the attention. In addition, the growing metalware collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this intricately detailed hammered-aluminum creamer cup.
The collector will appreciate this beautiful hammered-aluminum creamer for its very good to great condition, highly detailed accents, warm colonial charm, and gorgeous overall appearance.
The beautiful hammered-aluminum creamer weighs 2.9 oz.
The small metal-art creamer cup measures 3 7/16" tall to the top of the handle and 3 3/16" tall to the top of the rim x 3" wide across the rim from outside to outside and 3 3/8" deep across the rim from the end of the spout to the back of the rim from outside to outside x 2.75" wide across the round base from outside to outside.
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Vintage Aluminum Creamer Hammered Metal Art Home Decor Gray Silver Color Dimpled Body Colonial Decoration Metalcraft Collectible
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Europe : 7 - 10 business days
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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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- Digital downloads
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Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.