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1994 Breininger Glazed Redware Figurine Bearded Santa Reindeer Christmas Tree

  • $ 117.77

Description: This is a 1994 redware figurine glazed with nice details throughout. The piece depicts a bearded Santa Clause or Father Christmas with a reindeer in front of a Christmas tree having a yellow star on top. Santa has a yellow beard and mustache. He is standing with a reindeer in front of him. The reindeer is browning color and blends into the seen but you can see its leg, its eye, and its ear. Santa and the reindeer are standing in front of Christmas tree having brown and green colors and decorated with a yellow star on top. The tree, Santa and the deer are standing on an oval flat base. The entire piece is glazed except for the bottom of the base, which shows the color of unglazed redware. The bottom of the base is marked as to the maker and is dated. A nice piece of Christmas decoration to use under your tree or to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1994.

Origin: Robesonia, Berks County Pennsylvania.

Size: The piece measures ~4 1/2" by ~2 1/2" at the base and is ~4 7/8" high to the top of the star in top of the tree. The piece weighs slightly over one pound.

Maker: Lester Breininger

Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery, Robesonia PA,1994" incised on the bottom of the base.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice Breininger piece with a typical Pennsylvania Dutch colors and style 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. and no hairlines. The piece has some minor signs of crazing, but these are minimal and hard to see. Carful inspection of the piece revealed a very small, flea bite, spot where the coloring and glaze is lost and you can see the bear redware, near the bottom of the tree on the front. The piece also 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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