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1992 Breininger Redware Bulbous Pitcher Rope Handle Tulip Bird Stars Decoration

  • $ 119.99

Description: A nice decorated bulbous glazed redware pitcher by Lester Breininger. This round shaped pitcher has black or dark brown underglaze decoration depicting a tulip with a star on one side and a bird with a star on the other side. the six-pointed stars have round center with line decoration. The pitcher has a flat round base with rising rounded sides ending at a constriction or a short neck having flared rising sides ending at a plain rim. The pitcher has a spout and an applied rope handle. The handle starts at the neck and ends at a point a bit below the middle of the pitcher. The pitcher is fully glazed inside and out but not on the base, which displays the typical unglazed redware coloring. The piece is signed and dated on the base. The piece has a great look typical of Pennsylvania Dutch historical redware kitchenware but with a folk art theme. This is a beautiful pitcher made in the studio of a master potter with the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1992.

Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Size: The pitcher is ~3 1/2" in diameter at the base, is ~7" at its widest including the spout and handle, and is ~5 7/8" high. The piece weighs slightly over one pound and 5 ounces.

Maker: Lester Breininger.

Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery; PA; 1992" in cursive calligraphy on the bottom. The piece also has the letters E.A. written in ink on the base (this maybe the initials of the previous owner but we are not sure).

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice piece of folk art redware pottery which was made in the studios of one of Pennsylvania premier redware potters. Needless to say, Mr. Breininger has passed away in December 2011. A piece that is sure to become a valuable collector item as time goes by.

Condition: The pitcher is in excellent condition with no cracks, repairs, or hairlines. The pitcher has no apparent crazing to the glazed. The piece has some of the usual defects you would expect in primitive redware pieces like this such as pops, slubs, uneven surfaces, roughness to the surface, and spots that were not completely covered by the glaze. This piece however has very few of such issues. A great piece to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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