1986 Breininger Redware Sgraffito Decorated Pie Plate American Spread Wing Eagle
Description: A nice glazed and sgraffito decorated redware small pie plate by Breininger Pottery. The plate has a flat base with flared rounded sides rising to a lightly coggled edge. The plate is decorated with a sgraffito design depicting the American Eagle with its wings spread and having a shield on its chest. The eagle has a ribbon in its beak and stars above him. The design is surrounded by a circle and a wavy line along the edge of the plate. The plate is yellow in color with the sgraffito design being brown in color and having green highlights indicative of copper oxide. The unglazed back/exterior has the characteristic color of unglazed redware and is marked by the artist. The plate was made in the studios of Lester Breininger on July 31, 1986. This type of decoration is very much in the Pennsylvania Dutch style common in southeastern Pennsylvania specifically in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Lancaster counties. Of course, the American eagle is a patriotic subject chosen by the artist to honor our nation's revolution in July 1776. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: July 31, 1986.
Origin: Robesonia, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~7" in diameter on top and is ~1" high. The piece weighs slightly over 9 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery; Robesonia Pa; July 31, 1986; Sunny" in hand writing. See photos for details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful small plate made by the Breininger Pottery. A beautiful redware piece, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection or your patriotic collection.
Condition: The plate is in excellent condition. It has no cracks, chips, repairs, or hairlines. The plate has general crazing to the glaze. 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. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this piece.
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