Rare Vintage Arthur Court Clam Shell Sea Life Tureen
Unique gift from the sea by Arthur Court Designs around 1979. This unusual tureen captures the sea with clams, sea horses, shells, seaweed and coral all designed on a clam shell in the most elegant setting. Topping the tureen is a brass cluster of sea shells! Such a contrast and genius in design. How magnificent! If you want something your neighbors can't get, this is it!
Arthur Court used his earlier experiences around the world observing nature to transform what he loved into wonderful, collectable pieces. Arthur and Elena Court made these early designs starting in the 1970's. He used the technique of sand casting and wonderful aluminum that does NOT have to be polished. The current Arthur Court folks indicated they have only seen this in his vintage design catalogue - very rare for anyone to let a piece go.
Wanting to impress your Bayou friends, throwing a Fais do do, love Gumbo, Jambalaya, Etoufee, Bisque Shellfish Soup (crawfish, shrimp and oysters optional), Courtbouillon, this piece is for you! Laissez les bon temps rouler! This piece weighs 6 1/2 lbs , bowl alone is 3 3/4" high; bowl with lid is 7 1/2" high; diameter between 10-10 1/2" wide.
I understand from the Arthur Court website the proper way to preserve this fantastic eye catching piece is to: Always wash with mild soap and water; towel dry completely. Never: let it sit in water, leave foods for storage, place in microwave or dishwasher, cut in or use extremely sharp objects to pry or cut. Can be: heated up to 350 degrees; placed in refrigerator or freezer to chill. (that beats tupperware!)
Vintage Origin Details
Arthur Court Designs
Country of Origin
First Item: $ 15.95
Additional Items: $ 15.95
Each item is described as accurately as possible. I am not an expert in any of these areas. I do minimal cleaning of each piece. You may wish to use your own cleaning or restoration techniques once purchased. I CONSIDER ALL SALES OF VINTAGE ITEMS TO BE FINAL -unless grossly misrepresented. Questions about the item, contact me BEFORE purchase. Please shop with awareness and carefully.
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on May 6, 2020
Ty... carefully packaged, beautiful piece.
on Jul 6, 2018
A gorgeous piece, as described. Carefully wrapped, packed, and shipped. Very happy with this purchase and seller. Thank you!!
Great communication. Arrivied safe and secure.
I truly appreciate the special care this seller took in making sure I got this item in good shape and in time. Thank you so much-- my friend will love it!