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2007 Breininger Glazed Redware Large Egg Yellow Red Green Brown Sgraffito Tulips

  • $ 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 tulip flowers on two opposing sides. The egg is yellow in color with the flowers colored in brown, green, red, and blue and having green sponged highlights. The egg, is made to stand on a flattened end and that end is marked as toe the maker and the date. The egg is marked "LB et. al. 07" for Lester Breininger and company 2007 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: 2007.

Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Size: This egg measures ~4 1/4" high and is ~3 1/2" wide. The piece weighs slightly over 5 ounces.

Maker: Lester Breininger.

Marks: The egg is marked on the bottom with the inscription "LB et. al. 07" 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, and no repairs. The piece has general 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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