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Beautiful 1992 Manganese Glazed Dark Brown Grease Lamp By Lester Breininger

  • $ 149.99

Description: Contemporary redware manganese glazed grease lamp with a handle. The lamp has a flat base with short flared sides with a plain rim, which acts as a tray to catch any falling grease. The center of the tray has a column with cup at the top having a rounded bottom, a plain rim and a spout. The cup is where the grease would go. The piece has an applied ear shaped strap handle that starts at the bottom tray and goes up to the cup. This is a reproduction of old grease lamps and has great colors. The piece, which is in great condition, has a wonderful form and size. Please view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1992.

Origin: Robesonia, Pennsylvania.

Size: 4 1/2" in diameter at the base, 3 7/8" in diameter at the top, 4 1/4" high, ~6 1/4" at its widest part including the handle and spout. The edge of the tray under the cup is ~1 1/4" high. The piece weighs slightly over one pound 2 ounces.

Maker: Lester Breininger.

Marks: "Breininger Pottery; PA; 1992." in cursive calligraphy incised on the base.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is an early piece of Breininger pottery most likely made by the master himself. It represents a beautiful piece of folk art or art pottery, which would can be used as a decorative accent piece or would display nicely in your collection.

Condition: The piece is in very good condition. It has no breaks, no cracks, no chips, no hairlines, and no repairs. The piece has some of the usual defects you would expect in primitive redware pieces like this such as pops, slubs, uneven surfaces, roughness to the surface, and spots that were not completely covered by the glaze. The piece has several pops in the glaze which result in roughness to the surface and loss of glaze. One is at the junction where the handle meets the top cup (see next to last photo) and the other is in the middle of the column supporting the cup (see last photo). There are at least two more on the opposite side of the one on the column which are less obvious but can be felt. However, all of these are original to the making and do not affect the beauty or quality of the piece. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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