1981 Breininger Redware Glazed Slip Decorated 7" Pie Plate Yellow Brown & Green
Description: A nice glazed and slip decorated redware pie plate. The plate has a flat base with flared rounded sides rising to a lightly coggeled edge. The plate is decorated with a slip design depicting wave shaped wide yellow bands over orangish brown colored background with two lines colored in green indicative of copper oxide. 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 artist. This plate is signed L. Breininger suggesting it was made by Lester Breininger himself. This type of decoration is very much in the Pennsylvania Dutch style common in southeastern Pennsylvania specifically in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Lancaster counties. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: August 2, 181.
Origin: Robesonia, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~7" in diameter on top and is ~1 1/8" high. The piece weighs about 10.5 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: Marked "L Breininger; Robesonia Pa; Aug 2, 1981; hazy, hot & humid" in cursive calligraphy on the back of the plate. See photos for additional details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful pie plate made by the Lester Breininger the master himself. A beautiful redware piece, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.
Condition: Plate is in very good condition. It has no cracks, chips, repairs, or hairlines. The plate has general crazing to the glaze which is difficult to see but is there. Additionally, the plate has 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, this plate has a minimum number of these, which are hardly noticeable. We see only a small spot on the edge where you can see the unglazed redware but were unable to photograph it. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this piece.
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