1993 Breininger Redware Glazed Bulbous Flask Sgraffito PA Dutch Flowers & Sun
Description: A very nice glazed flask with sgraffito decoration showing flowers and the sun. The flask is flat front and back and has curved sides. It has a small flat base with a recessed center and a small opening on top of a short neck. The opening has a rolled edge. The piece has sgraffito decorations and is glazed throughout. The front has the image of the sun in the center with the words May 1993 Breininger Pottery Robsonia. PA surrounding it. the back or opposite flat side has the image of an open flower surrounded by a circle. The curved narrow sides of the flask have the image of a tulip on each side. The inside is brown colored while the outside is yellow with reddish brown sgraffito design and green splotches indicative of copper oxide. The bottom of the flask is not glazed and shows the color of unglazed redware. The bottom is marked "#19; G Zieber; WMuckey". A beautiful flask with a typical a Pennsylvania Dutch style decoration and coloring in very good condition. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: May 1993.
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Size: measures ~2" by ~1 1/4" at the base, is ~4 7/8" high including the spout, and the spout is ~ 1" in diameter on the outside and ~3/4" in diameter on the inside. The piece weighs about 7.5 ounces.
Maker: Breininger Pottery.
Marks: The piece has the words "May 1993 Breininger Pottery Robsonia. PA" in a circle on the outside and is marked "#19; G Zieber; W Muckey" in block letters incised on the bottom.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice small flask with a nice shape and classic coloring and decoration made in the studios of a master potter with the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. The flask would make a nice addition to your collection of contemporary redware or art pottery.
Condition: The flask is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines, or repairs. Careful examination using a 10X loop revealed several small crazing lines which are difficult to see otherwise. The flask also has some of the usual defects you would expect with all these primitive redware pieces such as pops, slubs, unglazed areas, inclusions, and uneven spots. This piece has a minimum of these and is great looking. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate its beauty.
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