The Antiquarians are offering this beautiful, pre-owned Nambé bowl # 605. This exquisite bowl has a large scalloped pattern that creates six paneled sides making the shape of an open flower. Measuring 9-3/8" across, and 3-5/8" deep, this bowl is in such excellent condition that we doubt whether it was ever used - in fact, the original factory tag is still on the base of the bowl. This lovely Nambé bowl comes with its own factory-issued felt bag, which will ensure that your lovely serving piece will remain in excellent condition. Unlike the Nambé pieces offered by other resellers, our has no scratches and no areas of tarnish or oxidation. It is pristine! A perfect addition to your tableware, or an exceptional gift for a friend or loved one!
ABOUT NAMBE': Nambé, an eight-metal alloy whose major component is aluminum, was developed in 1953 by Martin Eden, a former metallurgist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The alloy is exclusively produced by the Nambé Mills, Inc., which was founded in 1951 near Nambé Pueblo, some 10 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It does not contain silver, lead or pewter (a tin and lead alloy) and resists tarnishing. The alloy has the luster of silver and the solidity of iron, and has a lower thermal conductivity than silver. Nambé metal products are often sand cast and polished to a high luster to create aluminum alloy products such as serveware, cookware, bowls, platters, trays, dishes, plates, napkin rings, candle holders, wine bottle holders, martini shakers and coasters.
Nambe is similar to the metal alloy products of Carson's Statesmetal and Wilton Armetale. All three metal alloy products share the following characteristics: they have been declared safe by the FDA for use with food products; and all three of the products are susceptible to discoloration or pitting with acidic foods. For that same reason, food should be stored in plastic and not in Nambe metal.