1966 Nambé (Nambe) #17 Casserole Dish

A collection of images from a Eames era mid century modern aluminum alloy casserole and serving dish. Nambé is an eight-metal alloy whose major component is aluminum and other unknown metals.

Nambe metal dishes date back to 1951. They were very popular in the 1960s and are still being made. Nambe is made of a lightweight silver-colored alloy of aluminum and seven other metals. Pieces are formed in a mold, then hand-finished. The first pieces were freeform bowls and other table dishes. Today the company makes not only metal, but also modern glass and porcelain wares. You can date your dish from the mark. The first mark used was ‘Nambe’ or ‘By Nambe’ in capital letters. The mark was changed to all lower-case letters in 1981. You can use Nambe in a freezer or oven, but not in a dishwasher or microwave. It should not be left standing in water. Scratched pieces can be polished.

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Valued in the range of $50 - $75.