Pair of Vintage Couroc Inlaid Wood and Brass Butterfly Dishes
Pair of vintage Couroc inlaid wood and brass butterfly dishes. This plate and bowl are made of satin black Phenolic, impervious to alcohol and boiling water (according to the stickers on the seats). Phenolic is a very durable, nice looking resin which pool balls are made of.
Couroc formed this resin into beautiful decorative objects. The inlay was done by hand using woods, metals, shells and coins. Then it was fused it into the phenolic. It was a great product, the inlaid decor will stay in these inlaid wood and brass butterfly dishes for at least a million years…really… it will never degrade. The butterflies were inlaid with wood, shell and brass.
Signs of wear include some very unobservable scratches, and some patina formed on the brass. The patina can be cleaned off to produce bright and shiny brass, but most people like to keep the patina intact.
The Couroc brass and butterfly dishes include a bowl and a plate. The bowl measures 8″ round, 1½” tall. The plate has four molded-in little feet and measures 8½” square and ½” tall. Both retain original stickers. Made in USA.