Looking more like an artifact from the 1947 Roswell flying saucer crash site, this unusual piece of cookware is made from a secret formula.
This piece is fairly heavy and probably had a mirror like finish when it was new.
It has been polished, but would take some serious effort to get a mirror like shine. Apparently you can send pieces back to the factory to be polished. The results are not guaranteed to be perfect, but would be much better than the average individual could accomplish.
Pieces like this could be worth more than $300. In that price range it would look nearly perfect with a mirror like shine. This one does not.
Marking on the bottom indicates this is quite old. Notice the letters in the name are all capitilized.
The interior is in nice shape
According to the manufacturer this dish can withstand extreme cooking temperatures up to 500 degress fahrenheit.
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.