Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Picked Up Some Goodies in the French Quarter. It's Not The Bargain Capitol of the World, Being Able to Recognize Russel Wright Under a Thick Layer of Dust Helps! Status: Added to the China Cab.
This is all Russel Wright Iroquois Casual China. It was stuck inside a wooden fruit crate turned on it's side under a layer of dust in an under lit Junque shop in the French Quarter. Mr. Modtomic LOVES a challenge!
bowl. Then I just started flipping the rest of the pieces over to be sure. It was
so dark that I didn't see the mark on the 32oz. water pitcher so I wasn't sure it
was Russel Wright. I had never seen one like it before. I picked this all up the
last full day we were there, Saturday.
I thought it might worth maybe $35 or so, so I looked it up on Replacements Ltd.
just for fun. They sell these for from about $100 to $160! I then thought, "well
yeah, but that's just Repl. Ltd. What do they SELL for on Ebay?" I did a
"completed listings" search to see what they have sold for in the recent past and
guess what...about the same! Wow! Score!
(secondhand) Hannah had mention on another Russel Wright
post that she thought she had seen some "new" Russel Wright pieces. She is
correct. Apparently Oneida has had reissues of many of the Russel Wright
designs available for a while now. I've read on JetSetModern.com that they are or
at least were available at Bed, Bath & Beyond! I might have to take a little trip over
to the local shop to see if they still got 'em. It would be nice to be able to have a
nice little set for everyday use or to buy as a gift for my hopelessly style deprived
friends! Here are a few pieces that have trickled down to the Antique Malls here
Mister Modtomic is NOT a hand model and apologizes to everybody!