1987 Manganese Glazed Redware Flowerpot and Saucer by Lester Breininger
Description: A very nice manganese glazed piece of redware by Lester Breininger. This a chalice shaped flowerpot with its original saucer. The flower pot and saucer are glazed in a brown background color with black splotches indicative of manganese glazing. The pot is shaped like a chalice and has a double ruffled pattern at the top rim. It has a hole in the base to drain the water.. The inside is not glazed neither is the bottom. The saucer has the same double ruffled edge and coloring as the pot. It is not glazed on the bottom. Both pieces have the same signature and date indicating that they are an original pair, which is rather rare after 23 years. Please view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Size: The flower pot 4" diameter at the base, about6" diameter at the top, and is 6" high. The saucer is 6" in diameter and is ~1 1/4" high. The set weighs about 12 1/2 pounds.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: "Breininger Pottery; PA 1987" in print calligraphy on the bottom of both the pot and saucer.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice set with a very nice design and color.
Condition: The pot and saucer are in great condition with no cracks, repairs, chips, or hairlines. There is some crazing to the glaze especially in the saucer. However, this is very hard to see and does not distract from the beauty or quality of this great set. This piece was used and hence has some soiling and residue showing water line as a white colored residue, which is probably cleanable. This, however, is minimal and really does not interfere with the quality and beauty of the piece. Please see photos for additional condition information.
In Closing: This is a beautiful set of nice color and design, which seldom comes by. Sure to become a valuable collector item as time goes by. Made by an accomplished contemporary master potter with the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Definitely deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.