Russel Wright started his design career in the 1930s, manufacturing spun aluminum table and decorative wares in a converted stable in New York City. The items he designed and produced rode the line between Art Deco and Modernism. Wright was one of the first Americans to embrace what was known at the time as "Art Moderne" and which was later called International Modern.
This is the big lidded cheese server. The lidded center portion is for cheese, with an inset maple disc, the outer part is for crackers, veggies, etc. It's got a maple knob on top, and it's possible (though I'm not sure) that it may have originally had a removable maple cutting board, as I don't see any knife marks to the interior.
It's 16.25" in diameter and 4.25" tall. The lid is 9.5" in diameter.
Condition: light wear to the aluminum tray, wear to the bottom. Some knife mark along the interior rim that hold the wooden disc, and a couple dings in the lid.
Mark: "[...] FOR RUSSEL WRIGHT" stamped on the wood on the bottom; I can't make out the first word or words.
Item ID: 3496
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