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Couroc Monterey Roadrunner Bird Hand Inlay Bowl Black Phenolic Mid Century

  • $ 4295

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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