Russel Wright Iroquois Casual Redesigned Butter dish in the late Mustard Gold glaze. One of Wright’s most streamlined modern shapes, the design features a small butter lid that fits into an oblong, ovoid base. This piece replaced the original 1/2 lb. butter and was produced only in the last few years of the Casual line. Because of this, it is found only in the later colors.
Mustard Gold was only produced at the very end of Casual’s production, along with Brick Red and Turquoise (Aqua) and replaced Avocado. It can often look the same as Avocado, but the easiest way to spot Mustard Gold (aside from pieces that were known never to have been produced in Avocado, such as the 10″ Individual Platter and Redesigned Butterdish) is they will always be in the restyled shape and will feature the late, small backstamp with no code below.
These two examples are in excellent condition with no damage or noticeable wear. There are a few pieces of glazed over grit on the inside of one of the bowls, but does not detract. These are great daily use pieces, adaptable to today’s lifestyle of bowl foods- noodle dishes, salads, etc. for individual servings, as well as for its intended use as an open vegetable bowl.
The Iroquois Casual line is dishwasher and microwave safe, an ideal vintage line for every day dinnerware.