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

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

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