Casual China pepper shaker


Russel Wright ( American, 1904 - 1976 )

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General Description

When Casual China was introduced, its original distributor, Garrison Products of New York (1946-48), advertised the line as a "Revolution in China." The ware's tough, thick walled body was suitable for the oven and icebox and was guaranteed against breakage for one year after purchase. Its elegant, streamlined shapes were designed to stack compactly for ease of storage. Casual China was available in Cantaloupe, Sugar White, Lemon Yellow and eleven other colors.

The highly successful line was on the market into the 1960s, with various pieces redesigned periodically and a majority overhauled in 1951.

Adapted from

Charles L. Venable, China and Glass in America 1880-1980 (Dallas, TX: Dallas Museum of Art: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000), 465.