Couroc Monterey Roadrunner Bird Hand Inlay Bowl Black Phenolic Mid Century
Couroc of Monterey was started in 1948 in Monterey, California by husband and wife Guthrie Courvoisier and Moira Wallace, and continued until the early 1990s. Courvoisier developed a secret formula for phenolic resin which was used to make their distinctive black satin bowls and trays, which were then beautifully-inlaid by hand with coins, woods, shells, and metals.
This set of two roadrunner bowls is a wonderful example of their work. Both bowls still bear the original Couroc labels on the underside, which state, "These hand inlaid Couroc bowls have many pleasing uses - for individual salads servings, for dips, nuts and candies - or even as ash trays, because they are impervious to salad dressings, boiling water, soaps, detergents, acids and alkalis, cigarette burns."
- 7.75" wide by 1.25" deep
- In great vintage condition, with minor surface scuffs and scratches due to normal wear with age
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