Highlight bowl

MAKER:
Distributor

Justin Tharaud & Sons


Designer

Russel Wright ( American, 1904 - 1976 )


Manufacturer

Paden City Pottery Company ( American, 1907 - 1959 )

DATE:
1948
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General Description

Paden City Pottery Company's Highlight tableware line was available in five colors: Black, Pepper, Blueberry, Nutmeg, Citron, Dark Green, and Snow Glaze. Designer Russel Wright designed a variety of Snow Glass tumblers, lids, saucers, salad plates, and bowls to complement the glazed pottery. These designs were manufactured by Paden City Glass Company until 1953, when the glassworks closed. Although Highlight won numerous design awards and was included in several exhibitions that toured the United States and Europe in the early 1950s, its creation and production were plagued by difficulties between designer, manufacturer, and distributor, and the line was a commercial failure.

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), 349, 464.