1995 Glazed Redware Figurine Elephant Standing Blanket on Back Breininger Potter
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County Pennsylvania.
Size: The piece measures ~4" long, ~1 1/2" at its widest, ~2 3/4" high, and weighs about 12 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger
Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery, PA, 1995 Ps" 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 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. and no hairlines. The piece has general crazing to the glaze. 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. The piece also has a yellow spot on the elephant's left hind leg (see the 4th photo) which we believe is a pot of yellow color that inadvertently was put there during the making of the piece. It is original to the making of the piece and is mentioned here for completeness. A nice, well made, solid, and intact piece which would make a great addition to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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