Looking through the catalog for the Auction I saw a what seemed to be a strange description 'cupboard contents' and when I took a closer look I saw the now familiar shape of these american originals.I brought them home for $35.
|American Modern in Chartreuse|
A short description at the Kovels website tells us "... Russel Wright designed dinnerwares in modern shapes for many companies. Iroquois China Company, Harker China Company, Steubenville Pottery, and Justin Tharaud and Sons made dishes marked Russel Wright". I have seen references to additional lines including commercial sets so even Kovels has some gaps in their information - take a look on the web, Mr. Wright was very prolific!
The Steubenville wares, first made in 1938, are the most common today. My new pieces above are from this collection.
Glassware designed by Russel Wright was also manufactured by different companies through the years including:
- Bartlett Collins (1957) "Eclipse" & "Sunburst" (I haven't seen ANY Sunburst but often see references to "Asterisk" are these the same?)
- Duncan Miller Imperial Flair (Flare)(1959) "Seed"
- Imperial Pinch(1951) designed to accompany "Iroquois Casual"
- Old Morgantown/Modern (1951) was handmade glass. It included three sizes of tumblers, five stemmed items, a dessert dish, a pilsner, chilling bowl and a double old fashioned. It was made in colors to complement the American Modern line. The colors included Coral, Seafoam, Chartreuse, Smoke and Clear Crystal.
Russel Wright Morgantown Glasses to 'Harmonize with dinnerware'
|Chartreuse and Seafoam Glass|