Breininger Redware Yellow Egg Sgraffito Flying Angel Play Trumpet Stars and Music
Description: A nice size redware egg made by Lester Breininger. The glazed egg is beautifully decorated with a sgraffito design showing an angel flying with his wings fluttering. He is holding a trumpet to his mouth and there are musical notes all around him. The angel is wearing a long yellow robe with wide sleeves, There are stars and blue clouds all around. The egg is yellow in color on top with the outline of the design being brown in color. The bottom of the egg has a flattened base and is brown in color. The egg is signed "LB 96" for Lester Breininger 1996 on the flat surface where it sits. This is a very nice redware egg with a beautiful design and colors. The egg is entirely glazed and looks great. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Size: This egg measures ~3 1/8" long, is ~2 1/8" high and ~2 1/2" wide. The piece weighs about 4 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: The egg is marked on the bottom with the inscription "LB 96" 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 addition to your 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, and no hairlines. A close inspection of the egg's surface did not reveal the presence of any crazing to the glaze but revealed 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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