2004 Glazed Redware Dark Colored Bitters Bottle Side Ribbing by Lester Breininger
Description: An unusual tall and skinny glazed redware bitters bottle made by Lester Breininger. This glazed bottle a square base with flat ribbed sides ending at a stepped shoulder. The bottle has cylindrical neck with a formed top opening. The bottle is colored in very dark brown or black coloring and glazed with a very shiny glaze. The bottom of the bottle is unglazed and is signed and dated by the potter as usual. A rather unusual bottle made in the studios of one of Pennsylvania master potters. A great piece to add to your collection of Breininger pottery. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: June 28, 2004.
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Size: This bottle measures ~2 3/8" by ~ 2 3/8" at the base and is ~9 7/8" tall. It weighs over one pound and 3 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger Marks: The bottle is signed on the bottom in cursive calligraphy "Breininger Pottery; Robesonia, PA; June 28, 2004; Nice Day."
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and very unusual piece made in the studios of master potter Lester Breininger. We have never seen anything like this is over 20 years of collecting Breininger potters. A nice and well made piece worthy of a spot in your collection of contemporary redware.
Condition: The bottle is in very good condition. It has no cracks, no repairs, no chips, no apparent crazing (although it is difficult to ascertain because of the coloring) and no hairlines. The bottle 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 good shape and worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and for additional condition information.
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