1995 Breininger Redware Pie Plate Glazed Sgraffito Decorated Halloween Scarecrow
Description: A small (7") redware pie plate. The plate has round flat base with slightly rounded flared sides. The sides terminate at a coggled rim. The exterior of the plate as well as the bottom are not glazed and display the typical coloring of unglazed redware pottery. The inside is glazed with a orangish-brown colored background and has a sgraffito and slip design of a black scarecrow's head. The Halloween Scarecrow has its mouth open and shows an angry expression. He is wearing a pointy hat and has long hair. The mouth, the nose, the eyes, hair, and hat outlines are shown using sgraffito technique. The rest of the head is colored in black slip. This is a beautiful Halloween plate that is unusual. The back of the plate is marked as to the maker and the date the piece was made. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: August 15, 1995.
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County Pennsylvania.
Size: The plate is ~7" in diameter and is ~1 1/4" high. The piece weighs ~12 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: Marked "L Breininger; Robesonia PA; August 15, 1995; "hot & humid" in cursive calligraphy on bottom. Usually, plates signed L Breininger instead of Breininger Pottery were made by Lester himself and not one of the workers.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice Halloween piece made by Lester Breininger himself. 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: Plate is in excellent condition with no cracks, repairs, hairlines, or crazing to the glaze. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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