1995 Redware Glazed Sgraffito Decorated 7" Pie Plate Large Sunflower 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 coggeled edge. The plate is decorated with a sgraffito design depicting a large sunflower with green leaves under it and a brown center having black colored dots. The entire design is on a yellow colored background. 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. The plate was made in the studios of Lester Breininger on July 18, 1995. This type of decoration is very much in the Pennsylvania Dutch style common in southeastern Pennsylvania specifically in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Lancaster counties. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: July 18, 1995.
Origin: Robesonia, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~7" in diameter on top and is ~1 1/4" high. The piece weighs about 11.5 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery; Robesonia Pa; July 18, 1995; sunny starting to come out from the clouds!" in cursive calligraphy. See third and fourth photos for additional details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful small pie plate made by the Breininger Pottery. 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, hairlines, or crazing to the glaze that we could see. Additionally, 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. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this piece.
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