1986 Redware Glazed Slip Decorated Large Plate Brown Yellow and Green By Lester Breininger
Description: A nice glazed and slip decorated redware large round pie plate. The plate has a slightly flat base with flared slightly rounded sides rising to a lightly coggled edge. The plate is decorated with yellow slip over the brown background with two green sponged parallel lines. Beautiful and very unusual but still reminiscent of very early redware plates from the east coast from Pennsylvania to Virginia. The plate was made by Lester Breininger himself on September 6, 1986. This plate is rather large in size measuring about ~10 1/4" in diameter and is ~1 1/2" high. The plate is glazed on the inside but not on the back. The unglazed back has the characteristic color of unglazed redware and is signed by the master himself. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: September 6, 1986.
Origin: Robesonia, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~10 1/4" in diameter and is ~1 1/2" high. The piece weighs about 2 pounds and 3 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: Marked "L Breininger; Robesonia Pa; Sept 6, 1986; nice day" on bottom in cursive calligraphy.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful unusual large plate made and signed by the master potter himself in what appears to be his own hand writing. A beautiful redware piece, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.
Condition: Plate is in excellent condition. It has no cracks, chips, repairs, hairlines, or crazing of the glaze. The plate has a few of the usual defects you would expect with all these primitive redware pieces such as pops, slubs, unglazed areas, slip error, and uneven spots. However, these are original to the making and do not distract from the beauty and quality of this plate. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this piece.
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