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Covered dish

Object Number: 
ca. 1946-1960
Overall: 3 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. ( 8.3 x 19 x 14.6 cm )
Light green covered dish or "marmite" from Red Wing's "Town and Country" line; indented tab handles on bowl and cover.
Gallery Label: 
In the mid-1940s, the president of Red Wing Pottery commissioned New York-based industrial designer Eva Zeisel to create a "Greenwich Villagey" dinner service; namely, tableware with informal shapes that would appeal to young consumers embracing a more casual lifestyle after World War II. The resulting line of dinnerware of free-form organic shapes with mix-and-match colors was promoted by Red Wing as "contemporary, functional, colorful, smart."
Credit Line: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group