Vintage French Stoneware Shell Dish
Nice to sea you.
Wait till you hear the story behind this rare collection: It goes back to 1847, when Stanislas Renault first opened his workshop in Argent-sur-Sauldre, France. One move and 173 years later, the Poterie Renault business had stayed in the family for five generations, continuing to handcraft iconic stoneware from French clay (and even fire it all in the original kiln). Sadly, they’re closing their doors—but not before we were able to snap up a treasure trove of vintage pieces. We brought them here just for you, and they’re available exclusively at our Shop.
We can’t decide what to use this shell-shaped dish on first: Maybe we’ll let it serve up a favorite snack, or even a fancy spread. On the other hand, we could set it out for all to see, so it can corral our keys or jewelry. Either way, we’ll certainly show it off every chance we get—it was handcrafted in the French countryside, after all.
Photography by Ty Mecham
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