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Here we have three 10" Russel Wright American Modern plates in the Black Chutney glaze. The black chutney is a highly desirable color to collectors because of the glaze's unique mottling, and these plates are all excellent examples of that gorgeous mottling in the glaze. The plates are in very good condition a just a few light utensil and stacking scratches, but no chips or cracks or crazing. One dinner plate has a glaze skip on the rim that is smaller than the head of a pin. Plates are marked "Russel Wright MFG. BY STEUBENVILLE".

Appreciated by collectors for the pieces' beautiful mid-century modern lines, the American Modern dinnerware was designed to achieve Wright's concept of "easier living," a unique American lifestyle that was gracious yet contemporary and informal. The simple, durable style of the dinnerware pushed Americans to embrace Modernism in the 40's and 50's and Wright's trademarked signature was the first to be identified with lifestyle-marketed products. The American Modern line was designed by Wright in 1937, and was manufactured by Steubenville from 1939-1959.

If you're not familiar with the American Modern line, you really must see the pieces in person to appreciate their true beauty. The glazes have a depth that you rarely see in dinnerware of this time period, which is one reason that the American Modern line is popular with collectors.

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Russel Wright American Modern Black Chutney Dinner Plates (Set of Three)


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Only ships within United States.
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