Unusual 1988 Glazed Redware Brown Colored Penny Bank Yellow and Black Highlights by Lester Breininger
Description: A very nice good size glazed piece of redware by Lester Breininger. This a penny bank in the shape of what we would call a crown with a central finial on top. The bank has a flat round base with outwards rising curved sides ending in a shoulder which then flattens with a dip and rises in the center forming a finial. The bank is colored in a nice brown coloring having yellow sponged highlights and black lines as decoration. The base of the bank is unglazed and is signed and dated by the artist. The bank has the coin slot on the top of the shoulder. A great piece of modern redware pottery to add to your collection. The bank is in excellent condition after being around for 30 years. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Size: The bank measures ~3" diameter at the base, ~4 1/4" diameter at the top of the shoulder, and is ~4 1/2" high to the top of the finial. It weighs about 11 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: Marked "Breininger Pottery; PA 1988" in cursive calligraphy on the bottom.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful bank of nice color and design, which seldom comes by. Sure to become a valuable collector item as time goes by. Made by an accomplished contemporary master potter with the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Definitely deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.
Condition: The bank is in great condition with no cracks, repairs, chips, or hairlines. There is general crazing to the glaze throughout. However, this is truly difficult to see and does not affect the beauty or quality of the piece. This piece was never used as a bank/toy and it is clean and beautiful. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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