2009 Redware 10 1/4" Plate Glazed With Sgraffito Tulips in Pot Breininger Pottery
Description: A very nice large and heavy glazed and sgraffito decorated plate. The plate which has a slightly flat base has rounded sides which rise to a plain rim. The plate is decorated with a beautiful and very colorful sgraffito design showing a tulip shaped and decorated pot with handles containing a tulip plant rising upwards and displaying tulip flowers from various angles. It has two tulips curving downwards on top, one which is seen open in the center and two geometric flowers to both sides of the plate. Just a great looking and unusual design on a yellow background with green splotches as highlights all along the edge of the plate and throughout the design. The entire design is framed with a sgraffito circle along the edge of the plate. The plate was made at the Breininger pottery in Robesonia, PA. This plate has what we would characterize as very much a Pennsylvania Dutch design from days gone by with typical subject and colors. The base of the plate is unglazed and shows the usual coloring of unglazed redware. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: July 31, 2009.
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Size: Measures ~10 1/4" diameter and is ~1 5/8" high. The piece weighs over two pounds.
Maker: Breininger Pottery
Marks: "Breininger Pottery; Robesonia, PA; July 31, 2009; Showers" in cursive calligraphy incised on the bottom of the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful plate having a great classic design with great coloring made in the studios of a master potter with the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage who died in 2011. The plate would make a nice addition to your collection of contemporary redware or art pottery. Condition: The plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines, repairs, or crazing of the glaze. Just a beautiful plate is great condition, which would make a great addition to your collection. Please see photos to appreciate beauty and condition of this great plate.