2002 Breininger Redware Glazed Plate Moravian Style Sgraffito of Tulip Flowers
Description: A nice small glazed and sgraffito decorated redware pie plate. The plate, which is decorated in the Moravian style with a design on a black background, has a flat base with flared rounded sides rising to a lightly coggeled edge. The plate is decorated with a sgraffito design depicting two tulip flowers on stems with leaves. The tulips are lined along the edge and emanating from a common point. The plate is black in color with the design itself being in the reddish-brown coloring typical of redware sgraffito decoration and is surrounded with green slip lines within the leaves on the stems of the flowers. The plate was made in the studios of Lester Breininger on January 24, 2002. This type of decoration is very much in the Pennsylvania Dutch and Moravian style common in southeastern Pennsylvania specifically in Lancaster county. 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: January 24, 2002.
Origin: Robesonia, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~7" in diameter on top and is ~1" high. The piece weighs slightly over 11 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery; Robesonia PA; Jan 24, 2002; rain". See Last photo for additional details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful small pie plate, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.
Condition: Plate is in generally good condition. It has no cracks, repairs, hairlines, or crazing to the glaze. The plate has one small chip to the edge which we show in the last photo. 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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