"American Modern" pitcher

designed 1937; made about 1939–42
Designed by Russel Wright (American, 1904–1976), Manufactured by Steubenville Pottery Company (active 1879–1959)


Object Place: Steubenville, Ohio

Dimensions

Overall: 26.7 x 19.7 x 17.1 cm (10 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.306

Medium or Technique

Whiteware with bean brown glaze

On View

The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Markings

Stamped into base (obscured by heavy glaze): "Russel / Wright (in script) / [obscured] / A"

Provenance

Early history unknown; 2008, Mood Indigo gallery (Diane Pepitas), New York, New York; 2009, purchased by the MFA from Mood Indigo (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Grace and Floyd Lee Bell Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.