2000 Glazed Lester Breininger Redware Patriotic Figurine Spread Wing Eagle Canons Shield
Description: This is a 2000 redware figurine of a patriotic eagle having wide open spread wings with its head turned sideways. There are two large canons behind the eagle as well as a shield showing the stars and stripes in front of him. The eagle is glazed with brown colored body having black and yellow highlights and a yellow colored head. The piece is glazed entirely except for the base which shows the color of unglazed redware. The base shows the date and the name of the pottery as well as its location. This beautiful glazed redware patriotic eagle was made at the Breininger Pottery in Robesonia, Berks County Pennsylvania in 2000. Please see photo to appreciate the beautiful design and colors. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County - Pennsylvania.
Size: The eagle is ~4"at its widest, is ~3 3/8" at its highest, and the base is ~2 1/2" by ~1 1/2". The piece weighs ~7.6 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery; Robesonia PA; 2000" in cursive calligraphy on the bottom.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice Breininger redware piece with a typical Pennsylvania Dutch look made in the studios of the Master potter with the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Needless to say, Mr. Breininger has died in December 2011 and pottery made in his studios has become highly desirable.
Condition: The eagle is in very good condition with no cracks, no repairs, no chips, or hairlines. The piece has signs of crazing to the glaze, which is difficult to see due to the coloration and the details of the piece. Be that as it may, the piece is beautiful, solid and in great condition. 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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