1989 Glazed Redware Egg Yellow Slip Over Brown Green Highlights by Lester Breininger
Description: A nice size redware egg made by Lester Breininger. The glazed egg is beautifully decorated with a yellow slip design over the brown background coloring. There are also green sponged spots throughout the top surface of the egg. The bottom of the egg is brown and is flat for the egg to sit on. The egg is signed LB 89 for Lester Breininger 1989 on the flat surface where it sits. This is a very nice redware egg with classic Pennsylvania Dutch colors. The egg is entirely glazed and looks great. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Size: This egg measures ~3 1/4" long and is ~2 1/4" high and ~2 1/2" wide. The piece weighs about 3.7 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: The egg is marked on the bottom with the inscription LB 89 in black under-glaze.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice piece made by Lester Breininger the master himself. It is rather interesting and a great example of the master potter's work. It would make a great addition to any redware collection. Note that Mr. Breininger died in December 2011 and as such work by him personally 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, or hairlines. The piece has signs of onset of crazing to the glaze in the form of a line or two within the glaze. The egg does have 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 good shape after 29 years of being around. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and for additional condition information.
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