1994 Breininger Glazed Redware Figurine Bearded Santa Reindeer Christmas Tree
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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