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Crescent City Oyster Collectibles

Art on the half shell

Back in the days before refrigeration, oysters were considered off limits during months without a “r” in their name. Today bivalve lovers will find the object of their affection on menus year-round—as well as in shops and galleries citywide. Check out:

Crescent City Cooks, for locally made ceramic oyster dishes and platters

Crescent City Cooks
Good-enough-to-eat oyster serving wear from Crescent City Cooks. (©Shawn Fink)

Gallery Orange, home to artist Carlos Lopez’s mollusk still lifes

The Historic New Orleans Collection, where shellacked shells are shaped into trees

Mignon Faget, for shell-shaped jewelry with pearl accents

Mignon Faget
Wearable oyster art from Mignon Faget. (©Mignon Faget)

Oysteria, where the wildly popular eponymous line of serving ware grew out of a flower shop

Passages Antiques, for vintage majolica and faience oyster plates