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Breininger Pottery Sample Redware Deep Ruffle Bowl Tobacco Spit Décor By Zieber

  • $ 117.77

Description: A nice glazed redware deep bowl with a ruffled edge by the Breininger Pottery. The bowl, which is marked "SAMPLE" on the bottom has beautiful dark brown tobacco spit decoration over the orangish-brown background coloring. It has a flat round base with rounded sides rising to a ruffled edge. The bowl is decorated with an incised line at the shoulder right under the edge. The bowl is glazed both on the inside and outside but not on the bottom, where it shows the color of unglazed redware and where it is marked with incised lettering "SAMPLE/BREININGER/POTTERY/ROBESONIA, Pa/1997/G. Zieber". This type of decorated redware pottery is very much in the Pennsylvania Dutch style common in southeastern Pennsylvania specifically in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Lancaster counties. This particular piece was most likely made by Mr. Zieber, one of Lester Breininger associates at the pottery, as a sample for a potential buyer. Interesting and rather unusual piece, says sample, which we have never seen in all of our years of collecting and dealing in Breininger pottery. It would make a nice addition to your collection. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1997.

Origin: Robesonia, Pennsylvania.

Size: Measures ~5 3/4" in diameter on top, ~3 1/2" in diameter at the base, and is ~3 3/8" high. The piece weighs almost 13.5 ounces.

Maker: Greg Zieber at the Breininger Pottery.

Marks: Marked with the words "SAMPLE/BREININGER/POTTERY/ROBESONIA, Pa/1997/G. Zieber" incised on the unglazed bottom of the piece. See photos for details.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful deep bowl made at the Breininger Pottery as a sample to promote the business. A beautiful redware piece, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.

Condition: The bowl is in excellent condition. It has no cracks, chips, repairs, or hairlines. The bowl shows no signs of crazing to the glaze and is very well and carefully made. It has an almost porcelain ring to it. We assume because it was a sample it was made with extra care. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this piece.

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