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1992 Glazed Redware Figurine Poodle Dog Sitting on Hind Legs Breininger Pottery

  • $ 177.77

Description: This is a 1992 redware figurine glazed with incised details throughout. The piece is in the shape of a Poodle dog sitting on his hind legs with his front legs fully stretched and looking forward. The dog is yellow with brown and green highlights. The dog has a short tail with a fur ball at the end and floppy ears with a tuft of fur on top of its head. The Dog's body is yellow with brown incised lines to simulate fur and has brown and green mottling. The green highlights are indicative of copper oxide. The coloring of the piece is very much in line with the Pennsylvania Dutch coloring tradition of folk art redware. This is typical of toys used by children in days gone by (1700s and 1800s) in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The figurine is of a nice size measuring ~4 1/2" high with the base measuring ~3 7/8" by ~2 5/8", and weighs about 12.3 ounces. This beautiful glazed redware figurine was made at the Breininger pottery. This beautiful piece was made as toy or a decorative accent. Please see photo to appreciate the beautiful design and colors. The bottom of the piece is marked as to the maker and the date the piece was made. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1992.

Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Size: The piece measures ~4 1/2" high with the base measuring ~3 7/8" by ~2 5/8", and the piece weighs about 12.3 ounces.

Maker: Lester Breininger.

Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery; Robesonia, Pa; 1992" incised on the bottom of the base.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice piece with a typical Pennsylvania Dutch shape and look, made at the studios of a master potter with the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Needless to say, Mr. Breininger has passed away in December 2011 and pottery made in his studio has become highly desirable.

Condition: The figurine is in very good condition with no cracks, no repairs, no chips, no hairlines, and no repairs. The piece has crazing to the glaze, which is a bit hard to see but is there. The piece has no glaze losses and its colors a fresh and vivid. The piece has some of the normal defects you would expect in a piece of primitive pottery of this type such as spots where the glaze did not fully flow, pops, slubs, and surface roughness. This particular piece has a minimum of such issues. A solid and intact piece which would make a great addition to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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