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Vintage Arthur Court Large Cast Aluminum Clam Shell Center Bowl Dish

$250Asking Price


Vintage Arthur Court large 18" cast aluminum clam shell center bowl dish. Item features large impressive size, cast aluminum construction very nice vintage item, quality craftsmanship, great style and form, circa mid-late 20th century. Measurements: 8" H x 18.5" W x 12" D.


  • Creator
    Arthur Court (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Width: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-Late 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1845731505231stDibs: LU934121736502

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  • Shipping
    $175 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About Arthur Court (Manufacturer)

The work of Arthur Court is a constant delight to his fans. The San Francisco based designer created a wide range of sophisticated yet cheerful furnishings and bijoux based on natural forms that included flowers, cacti, antlers and animals.

     Court’s designs drew on his rich and diverse experiences. He grew up in Minnesota, and his childhood rambles in the woods made him a lifelong naturalist. Navy service in the Pacific during World War II exposed Court to Asian cultures, and later in life Court was fond of taking African safaris. Upon his return from the war, Court moved to San Francisco and opened an interior design business — attracting such high-profile Hollywood clients as Shirley Temple Black and the Andrews Sisters. In 1966, he opened a store that offered smaller furniture pieces, tabletop wares and decorative sculptures. These included glass-topped tables with bases shaped like lilies or palm trees; whimsical monkey candlesticks and ice buckets in the form of rabbits and whales; or cast-aluminum tortoise shell-shaped lamps.

     As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Arthur Court appealed to anyone with a sense of joie de vivre. Take a look: it’s serious fun!

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