2002 Breininger Glazed Sponge Decorated Redware Tumbler Yellow & Black Design
Description: Contemporary redware glazed and sponge decorated tumbler. The tumbler has a round flat base, which rises in a stepped fashion to outwards flared straight sides rising to a plain rim. The sides of the tumbler are decorated with yellow and black sponged decoration mixed together within the center of the sides and only black sponged decoration along the top and bottom all on a brown colored background. The side of the tumbler also has an incised line which goes all around the circumference near the top rim. This is a tumbler decorated in the Pennsylvania Dutch style and is really beautiful. The inside of the tumbler is also glazed but undecorated and has the same brown background color. The bottom of the tumbler is unglazed and shows the typical color of unglazed redware and has the artist's signature/mark. The piece has a wonderful form and size. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Robesonia, Pennsylvania.
Size: The piece measures ~3 1/4" in diameter at the base, 3 3/4" in diameter at the top, and is ~5 5/8" high. The piece weighs about 11 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: "Breininger Pottery; Robesonia, PA; May 16, 2002; Sunny 70s" incised on the base in cursive calligraphy. See photos for details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful piece of art pottery, which would be a beautiful decorative or accent piece. The piece has a great Pennsylvania Dutch design, made by a contemporary master potter with the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. The nice and unusual decoration, and the beautiful shape makes this piece a very nice piece to display. This piece deserves a prominent spot in any redware or art pottery collection or as an accent piece in your home.
Condition: The piece is in very good condition. It has no cracks, repairs, chips, or hairlines. It does have crazing to the glaze. The piece also has a few of the usual defects you would expect with all these primitive redware pieces such as pops, small dimples, slubs, unglazed areas and uneven spots. However, these issues do not distract from the beauty or quality of the piece and are mentioned here for completeness. Other than that, the piece is great looking and would make a great addition to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.
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