Russel Wright American Modern Water Pitcher in Black Chutney. One of Wright’s most recognizable designs, the American Modern water pitcher is a modern design classic. The pitcher is in excellent condition, with a craze-free glossy glaze with some “oily” spots common to the Black Chutney glaze. There is a pin head glaze pop at the belly of the pitcher that is a factory glaze issue and there are a few minor, short scratches at the belly that do not detract. This pitcher is in above average condition.