This gorgeous and very unique Mid-Century inlaid resin tray by Couroc of Monterey, California is a showstopper! The "Coin Tree" design is a tree of inlaid brass with leaves made of inlaid crushed green stone and super cool antique international coins from India, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, South Africa and other countries.
I also have a larger version available in my shop. Be sure to check it out!
"The Couroc Company, founded in 1948 in Monterey, CA, produced beautiful and often whimsical black resin trays and glassware made by skilled artisans. Couroc's founder, Guthrie Courvoisier, worked with a variety of plastics while working in the war effort during WWII. He used his experience and developed a proprietary formula of phenolic resin material that was not only durable enough to form into trays but was also impervious to alcohol and flames. Courvoisier's wife, Moira Wallace, acted as Couroc's chief designer and led an art commune of skilled artisans in arranging an array of local items into Couroc's resin pieces."
Couroc's products were very popular and sold in high-end department stores. Alongside its whimsical designs, the company's saying for its trays stated that "Any tray can serve a drink. Only Couroc can start a conversation.""
- The Hour Shop (thehourshop.com)
This tray is 15.5" long x 10 3/4" tall with a .5" lip.
I also have a larger 18" size available in my shop that nests nicely inside this one!
The tray is in great vintage condition with no chips or cracks and very minor surface wear.
About Wesley and Rose Curios:
Inspired by my grandparents, Wesley and Rose, who's home and personal style was influenced by mid-century designs, a love of entertaining, an insatiable appetite for worldly travels, all with a touch of southern charm. I scour flea markets, estate sales and thrift stores hunting for one of a kind vintage gems that remind me of them and I am so very happy to share these treasures with you. Thank you so much for stopping by y'all!