A Sgraffito Decorated
Lester Breininger of Robesonia,
Pennsylvania - 2007
"Sunflower & Tulip"
A simply charming bottle or flask
in a rare shape. We purchased this personally from Lester at his Porch
Sale in 2007. Sgraffito design incised through a dense black slip coating
to reveal the handsome redware beneath, additional applied decoration in
rich brown, white and grass green enhancing the flowers. The bottle
is signed on the base 'Breininger Pottery, Robesonia, PA. July 10,2007 Very
Size: 7-3/4" high - 15" in
circumference and 3" across the base.
Lester Breininger was a nationally
known figure whose fame spread far beyond the little town of Robesonia where
his home and studio were located for many years.
Breininger had been producing
pottery since 1965. His work can be found in the collections of several major
museums, among then, the Smithsonian, Winterthur, and the Philadelphia Museum
of Art. Many national magazines have written articles about him.
||Each year, Lester had an open house
at his combined home and studio which he called his annual 'porch sale' they
were held every August. The first sale was held back in 1970 on the 100 foot
long porch of his historic Victorian home. We were fortunate to attend many
of those sales since we live just a few miles away. We made many purchases
at the Porch Sales over the years, and it was always amazing to see the crowds
that gathered there, with folks traveling from many states to buy his latest
Excellent, a beautiful brilliant