Unusual 1997 Glazed Redware Miniature Chicken or Rooster Figurine by Lester Breininger
Origin: Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Size: This piece is ~3 7/8" high and the base is ~1 1/2" diameter. The longest dimension is 4" from the beak to the end of the tail and the piece is about ~1 3/4" at its widest. The bird weighs ~7 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger Marks: "Breininger Pottery Pa; 1997" written in cursive calligraphy on the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful decorative piece and rather unusual miniature redware figurine. A definite beauty deserving of a prominent spot in any redware collection mad in the studios of a master potter with the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage who died in December 2011.
Condition: The piece is in very good condition. It has no chips, cracks, repairs, or hairlines. The piece has general crazing to the glaze throughout. The piece also has a small flake on the edge of the tail (see the tip of the second feather in the tail in the 1st, 2nd, and 5th photos). Other than that the piece is great and would display well. Please see photos for additional condition information.