1992 Breininger Redware Bulbous Pitcher Rope Handle Tulip Bird Stars Decoration
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Size: The pitcher is ~3 1/2" in diameter at the base, is ~7" at its widest including the spout and handle, and is ~5 7/8" high. The piece weighs slightly over one pound and 5 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery; PA; 1992" in cursive calligraphy on the bottom. The piece also has the letters E.A. written in ink on the base (this maybe the initials of the previous owner but we are not sure).
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice piece of folk art redware pottery which was made in the studios of one of Pennsylvania premier redware potters. Needless to say, Mr. Breininger has passed away in December 2011. A piece that is sure to become a valuable collector item as time goes by.
Condition: The pitcher is in excellent condition with no cracks, repairs, or hairlines. The pitcher has no apparent crazing to the glazed. The piece has some of the usual defects you would expect in primitive redware pieces like this such as pops, slubs, uneven surfaces, roughness to the surface, and spots that were not completely covered by the glaze. This piece however has very few of such issues. A great piece to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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