With-in the space of a week, I have had two major Russel Wright hauls- it's CRAZY! This 50 piece lot of Ripe Apricot, Iroquois casual was plucked from an on-line estate sale.
There are six dinner plates (one with a chip), 2 salad plates and one bread plate. (see what I mean about "a few gaps in the service"?)
Seven soup bowls and one cereal (or maybe a berry bowl, I'm not certain). The cereal/berry bowl seems to be in the rare brick red. which is more like a dark brown. Also one soup bowl seems to be in nutmeg.
There are eleven cups, w/late redesigned handles, and ten saucers.
An oval serving platter, creamer and my first set of stacking salt and peppers (dang, they must have broken the covered sugar bowl)
Two open serving/vegetable bowls
Okay, here it starts getting good...
a two quart casserole
Oh, but wait... somethings wrong. That lid seems to go to a different dish, a nutmeg dish, and it may be for a four quart dish at that. See how it doesn't quite fit...
This sauce pan was not even visible in the auction listing picture. The auction picture was just a photo of the open kitchen cabinet so you could not see this in the back on the top shelf (I did the happy dance like snoopy, upon discovery)
Oh, but wait again... (dum-dum-duuuuuuuh) a small chip on the lid knob thingy. Well, turn it to the back and the pot still shows great.
This baby would have been a big money piece (note the use of the word "would").
Gaze in wide wonder at the super rare, mammoth sized, six quart casserole!
This thing is so huge, it makes you go "whoa, that thing is huge!"
Dag nab-bit, there are two decent sized chips on the rim, the lid doesn't quite cover them AND you can't quite turn both chips away. I think this pot is so rare because of the thinness of the pot due to the huge size; I'm sure many broke over the decades.
All in all, a neat lot with some rare pieces, albeit with flaws, and for a cheap, cheap, cheap price.
Now, three days latter... (MORE Russ wright in my next post, stay tuned)