What Is It? February 2016

whatisit_2_2016February’s What Is It is a Russel Wright ceramic swan nut dish. Several readers guessed that it might be an ashtray. Mary and Russel Wright introduced new designs to everything from furniture to dinnerware. Their whole approach encouraged casual entertaining since the late 1930s. In the 70’s and ‘80s people searched everywhere for Russel Wright’s work as they loved the style that seemed such a departure from more traditional styles. In 1950, the Wrights shared their concepts in a book called, “The Guide to Easier Living.”

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