Cast Aluminum Don Drumm Eagle Tray
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Large, heavy and beautiful, this cast aluminum tray was made by Don Drumm, an Ohio master craftsman and sculptor. Born in 1935, by the 1950's Drumm was pioneering the the use of aluminum to create art. He opened his own Akron studio to the public in 1971, rehabbing an old garage and towing away eight junked cars in the process. At 84, he works 7 days a week, with cast aluminum as his specialty. His work is found worldwide, including his cast aluminum eagle at the American Embassy in Honduras.
This tray depicts an American Eagle with feathers, claw and beak raised and outlined in great detail. The surface has darkened a bit over the years, achieving a mellow patina. It's quite heavy, weighing in at 5 pounds, 10 ounces and irregularly shaped. With the eagle's head at the top, as in photograph #1, it measures 12 inches across the top and the bottom, 14 inches across the center and 15 inches top to bottom. At the slightly raised edges, it's 3/4 inch high. On the reverse side, there is a paper tag with the price of $151.95. The piece is signed © DRUMM along one edge, engraved into the metal.
Propped on a shelf, on an easel or stand, or siting on a table, this tray displays handsomely. It could also be used as wall art (we recommend 3M Command Large Picture Hanging Strips). The tray is functional, too; the aluminum is food grade, so you can serve on it. Just don't put it in the dishwasher or cut things on it--it's in excellent condition and should stay that way.