Residential lug soup bowl

Designed 1953; made about 1953–60
Designed by Russel Wright (American, 1904–1976), Manufactured by Northern Industrial Chemical (active 1904–1963)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 4.13 x 15.24 x 13.34 cm (1 5/8 x 6 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2010.34

Medium or Technique

Melamine (plastic)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Plastics

Bowl has a blue and white mottled effect, characteristic of Residential pieces.

Inscription

Stamped in base: Russel/Wright/RESIDENTIAL/by/Northern/BOSTON 27 ("Russel Wright" and "by Northern" is in script)

Provenance

Early history unknown; by date unknown, antique shop, Wells, ME; 2008, sold by shop to Barbara and Gerald Ward, Portsmouth, NH; 2010, gift of the Wards to the MFA. (Accession date: February 24, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara McLean Ward and Gerald W.R. Ward

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.