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2004 Breininger Redware Large Egg Yellow Green Brown Sgraffito Flowers Leaves

  • $ 77.77

Description: This is a rather large and unusual redware egg made in the studios of Lester Breininger. The glazed egg is beautifully decorated with a sgraffito design showing flowers on two opposing sides with an additional flower at the top of the egg. The egg is yellow in color with the flowers colored in brown and orange and leaves colored in green. There is also sgraffito branches or thin l=curved lines with dots along them in brown. The egg, is made to stand on a flattened end and that end is marked as to the maker and the date. The egg is marked "LB et. al. 04" for Lester Breininger and company 2004 on the flat surface where it stands. This is a very nice, and unusual both in size and shape, redware egg with a beautiful design and colors. The egg is entirely glazed and looks great. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 2004.

Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Size: This egg measures ~4 1/4" high and is ~3 1/2" wide. The piece weighs slightly over 8.5 ounces.

Maker: Lester Breininger.

Marks: The egg is marked on the bottom with the inscription "LB et. al. 04" in black under-glaze.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice piece made in the studios of Lester Breininger the master potter from Robesonia Pennsylvania. It represented a great example of the master potter's work and would make a great celebratory piece for Easter or Spring. It would make a great addition to any redware collection. Note that Mr. Breininger died in December 2011 and as such his pottery has become very desirable and sought-after. A nice and well-made piece worthy of a spot in your collection of contemporary redware.

Condition: The egg is in very good condition. It has no cracks, no repairs, no chips, no hairlines, no repairs, and no crazing to the glaze. The egg does have 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, these are original to the making and are difficult to see but can be felt. Regardless, this is a beautiful piece in excellent condition. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and for additional condition information.

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