Unusual Breininger 2004 Redware Decorated Oval Platter Patriotic Spread Eagle
Description: This is a nice glazed and slip decorated redware oval platter having a patriotic decoration in the form of a spread bald eagle with a shield on its chest in the center. The platter has a slightly flattened base with four small round feet on which it stands. The platter has rounded sides rising to a lightly coggled edge. The platter is decorated with a drawing in dark brown representing a spread eagle having a shield on its chest. The eagle is surrounded with stars of alternating brown and green five-pointed stars. The [latter has twisted rope handles on both sides. The platter is glazed on both sides, which is rather unusual for Breininger pottery, which always keeps the back unglazed. The back signed "Breininger Pottery; Robesonia PA; Nov. 16, 2004; nice fall day" under glaze, which makes it difficult to photograph and read. This type of redware is very much in the Pennsylvania Dutch style common in southeastern Pennsylvania specifically in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Lancaster counties. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Robesonia, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~11 3/8" by ~7 1/2" and is ~1 5/8" high. The piece weighs about one pound and 6 ounces.
Maker: Lester Breininger.
Marks: Marked on the back in cursive calligraphy "Breininger Pottery; Robesonia PA; Nov. 16, 2004; nice fall day" under glaze, which makes it difficult to photograph and read. See photos for additional details.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful very unusual platter made in Mr. Breininger studios. A beautiful redware piece, which deserves a prominent spot in your redware collection.
Condition: Platter is in excellent condition. It has no cracks, chips, repairs, hairlines, or crazing to the glaze. The back is glazed, which is very unusual for Breininger pottery, making reading and photographing the markings on the back very difficult. The platter also has four small feet on the back to rest on which is another unusual and never seen feature in Breininger pottery. Finally, the platter also has a few of the usual defects you would expect with all these primitive redware pieces such as pops, slubs, unglazed areas and uneven spots. A very nice and unusual platter with a nice patriotic theme made in the studio of Mr. Breininger to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this piece.
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