1991 Breininger Rare Glazed Double Wall Lidded Redware Jar Pierced Work Exterior
Description: A nice glazed dark yellow and green redware lidded Jar by the Breininger Pottery. The jar has a double wall with the exterior being pierced in the form of flower petals with a raised round brown center and having a pattern of six round holes separating the four flowers in a very unusual and rather rare design. The jar has a flat round base with flared rounded sides rising to a formed and plain rim having an interior edge on which a dome shaped lid rest. The lid has a central knob like finial in the center. The exterior id glazed and is decorated with green mottling indicative if copper oxide and has small brown four petal flowers in the fields, in addition to the pierced design. The colors and the decoration is done in the best Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. The jar is glazed on the inside but the inside of the lid and the bottom of the jar are not glazed. The unglazed bottom as well as the inside of the lid have the characteristic color of unglazed redware with the base being marked by the artist. The jar was made in the studios of Lester Breininger in 1991. 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 view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Robesonia, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~3 5/8" in diameter at the base, ~6" high to the top of the finial in the center of the lid, and is ~5 3/8" at its widest. The piece weighs slightly over one pound and 12 ounces.
Maker: Breininger Pottery.
Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery; PA; 1991; G. Zieber" in print calligraphy on the bottom base. See photos for details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful rather unusual and scarce piece made by the Breininger Pottery. A beautiful redware piece, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.
Condition: The jar is in excellent condition. It has no cracks, chips, repairs, or hairlines. The plate has general crazing to the glaze. Additionally, the jar 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 piece 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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