Breininger Redware Yellow-Brown Egg Sgraffito Christmas Angel Playing Trumpet
Description: A nice size redware egg made by Lester Breininger. The glazed egg is beautifully decorated with a sgraffito design showing a Christmas angel flying while playing the trumpet. The angel has wings on his back and he is flying among brown stars. The egg is yellow in color with the angel outlined in brown and dressed in orange colored garb. The egg has blue sponged highlights giving the effect of the sky. The bottom of the egg has a flattened base and is brown in color. The egg is signed "LB 96" for Lester Breininger 1996 on the flat surface where it sits. This is a very nice redware Christmas egg with a beautiful design and colors. The egg is entirely glazed and looks great. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Size: This egg measures ~3 1/8" long, is ~2 1/8" high and ~2 3/8" wide. The piece weighs about 4 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: The egg is marked on the bottom with the inscription "LB 96" in black under-glaze.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice piece made in the studios of Lester Breininger the master potter from Robesonia Pennsylvania. It represented a great example of the master potter's work and would make a great celebratory piece for Christmas. The egg would make a great addition to any redware collection. Note that Mr. Breininger died in December 2011 and as such his pottery has become very desirable and sought-after. A nice and well made piece worthy of a spot in your collection of contemporary redware.
Condition: The egg is in very good condition. It has no cracks, no repairs, no chips, and no hairlines. A close inspection of the egg's surface did not reveal the presence of any crazing to the glaze but revealed a few of the usual defects you would expect with all these primitive redware pieces such as pops, slubs, unglazed areas and uneven spots. However, these are original to the making and are difficult to see but can be felt. Regardless this is a beautiful piece in excellent condition. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and for additional condition information.
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