1994 Redware Glazed Sgraffito Decorated Round 7" Plate Distelfink Bird Perched on Tulip By Lester Breininger
Description: A nice small glazed and sgraffito decorated redware pie plate. The plate has a flat base with flared rounded sides rising to a lightly coggled rim. The plate is decorated with a sgraffito design depicting a bird perched on a tulip flower. The bird is looking backwards and the tulip is bend to the right. The design itself is in the reddish-brown coloring typical of redware sgraffito decoration and is surrounded with green sponged highlights indicative of copper oxide all on a yellow background. The plate was made in the studios of Lester Breininger on May 26, 1994. This type of decoration is very much in the Pennsylvania Dutch style common in southeastern Pennsylvania specifically in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Lancaster counties. The plate is glazed on the inside but not on the back. The unglazed back has the characteristic color of unglazed redware and is signed by the artist. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: May 26, 1994.
Origin: Robesonia, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~7" in diameter on top and is ~1 1/4" high. The piece weighs almost 12 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery; Robesonia Pa; May 26, 1994; Raining" on bottom in print letters.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful small pie plate made in the studios of a contemporary master potter with the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage with a great and very desirable Pennsylvania Dutch subject. A beautiful redware piece, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.
Condition: Plate is in excellent condition. It has no cracks, chips, repairs, or hairlines. The plate has general overall crazing to the glaze. In addition, the plate has a few of the usual defects you would expect with all these primitive redware pieces such as pops, slubs, unglazed areas and uneven spots. However, this plate has a minimum number of these, which are hardly noticeable and do not interfere with its beauty or quality. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this piece.
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