Large Pennsylvania Dutch Redware Hen on Nest

Robesonia Redware

SKU: 43 Redware Chicken

A large Pennsylvania Dutch Redware Hen on Nest hand crafted by the potters at Robesonia Redware, who are former employees of the famed Breininger Pottery. This green folk art hen has blue speckles and you can see traces of the natural redware colors showing thru the glaze. The bowl or nest part of this is around 7 inches long by 5 1/2 wide. Before the advent of plastic and other cheap containers these hen on nests were widely used as storage containers, holding everything from candies, sewing supplies, change and anything else that might need a storage spot. Sometimes country farm homes would have a dozen or so of these hens on nests setting through the house. This Pennsylvania Dutch Redware Hen on Nest is signed on the bottom "Robesonia PA Redware - Jan 7, 2015 - Cold" You can order from Brandywine General Store with confidence because we wrap all of our redware and pottery items carefully as well as insure each package.

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