Founder of Breininger Pottery, Lester Breininger, was a ninth-generation Pennsylvania Dutchman. It was during the 1960’s when Breininger purchased a red clay dog figurine and had asked a teaching colleague if he could create a match so that he would have a pair. His colleague suggested that he enroll in one of his classes and form one on his own under his guidance. Well the rest is history, Lester Breininger was captivated. He mirrored potters’ techniques and forms used centuries ago. He dug clay from along the Tulpehocken Creek near Womelsdorf, PA. and before long, he mastered the techniques used by early potters, and the designs of early redware pottery. Hence his work today is referred to as reproduction redware.
We at Legacies Old & New are pleased to offer a fine selection of Breininger Pottery at our October 7 auction. Each piece is signed and some pieces note the weather at the time of creating the figure i.e. ‘rain.’
Below is a Sampling of Breininger Redware Pottery on the Auction Block!
In addition to the Redware offered, we will also be auctioning vintage Toys, Trains, Dolls & Banks; Pottery & Glass; Folk Art & Primitives; Railroadana; Local Lure; Maritime; Ephemera; Signage; Sterling Silver; Costume Jewelry; loads of items for the Home and so much more. We invite you to join us…
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Auction Preview Friday by Appointment (609.618.7216)
& 8:00 a.m. day of sale
Auction Commences at 9:00 a.m.
Eagleswood Fire Hall
219 Railroad Ave.
West Creek, NJ 08092