Wonderful old signed Cromwell Hand Wrought Aluminum silent butler. The lid has a hammered design of fruits in the della Robbia style. These silent butlers, of course, were used to catch dust crumbs as they were swept up with a brush and many a hostess used them to empty her guests' ashtrays. Mid century, fifties era. There is no reason these still can't be used to help in cleaning, but this is a darling display piece. Would be cute with a collection of different ones hanging on a wall...
Excellent condition; no damage as far as major dents, cracks, etc. Mild surface wear from use.
Length, including handle, is 11-1/2" - Pan itself is 7" wide and about 2-1/4" from top of lid to bottom.
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