Quimper pottery has a long history. Tin-glazed, hand-painted pottery has been made in Quimper, France, since the late seventeenth century. The earliest firm, founded in 1685 by Jean Baptiste Bousquet, was known as HB Quimper. Another firm, founded in 1772 by Francois Eloury, was known as Porquier. The third firm, founded by Guillaume Dumaine in 1778, was known as HR or Henriot Quimper. All three firms made similar pottery decorated with designs of Breton peasants and sea and flower motifs. The Eloury (Porquier) and Dumaine (Henriot) firms merged in 1913. Bousquet (HB) merged with the others in 1968. The group was sold to a United States family in 1984. More changes followed, and in 2011 Jean-Pierre Le Goff became the owner and the name was changed to Henriot-Quimper. The French firm has been called Societe Nouvelle des Faienceries de Quimper HB Henriot since March 1984. Pottery was made in Quipmer when the city was part of the Roman Empire, long before tin-glazed pottery was being made.
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|Quimper||Soup||Dish, Sponge Blue, Flowers, Scalloped Rim, c.1930, 10 x 1 3/4 In., Pair||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Cake Plate||Pedestal, Scalloped Edge, Henriot, c.1930, 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Oyster Plate||6 Wells, Man Center, c.1930||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Soup||Dish, c.1890, 9 1/2 x 1 1/2 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||Boat Shape, Man, Flower, 1930, 6 x 3 x 2 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Creamer||Man Smoking, 5 1/4 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Oyster Plate||Signed, 8 3/4 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Wall, Double Cornet, Man Smoking Pipe, Flowers, c.1900, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Dolphin Tail Arms, Men Playing Flute, Bagpipes, Flowers, Henriot, 13 x 9 1/2 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Tea Set||Blue Hexagonal, Flesh Colored Glaze, Geometric, 25 Piece||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Blue & White, Delft Style Decoration, Henriot, 9 1/2 X 15 X 7 1/2 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Charger||Man & Woman, Blue, Yellow & Green Semicircles On Border, C.1875, 12 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Chevrette||Tennis Ball Pattern, Decorative Stripes, Dots, Dashes, Henriot, 9 X 9 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Clock||Woman In Gourse, Carrying Basket Of Eggs, Scrolls, Baroque Shape, 9 1/2 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Cup & Saucer||Flowers, Blue & Yellow Bands, 4 Sets||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Cup & Saucer||Trefoil Shape, Blue & Green Geometric Pattern, 7-in. Saucer||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Dish||Asparagus, 2 Children Playing With Bird, Shades Of Blue, Porquier Beau, 4 X 13 X 9 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Dish||Man & Walking Stick, Trees, Oval, Shaped Rim, 11 X 7 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Folk Dancers Dancing, 2 Couples, R. Micheau-vernez, Henriot, 4 1/2 X 7 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Man, Carrying Ladder & Broom On Back, Henriot, 4 1/2 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Woman, Carrying Basket & Duck-handled Umbrella, 5 1/2 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Inkstand||Woman Resting, Bread Basket, 2 Pots, Pen Tray, Open Finial, Henriot, 11 X 8 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Inkwell||Cover, Man Holding Pipe, Tree, 8-sided, Henriot, 3 X 3 3/4 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||Family Scene, Child Pulling Toy, Flowers, Leafy Scroll Ends, Henriot, 4 X 12 X 6 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||Man & Woman At Fence, Fleur-de-lis Shape, Zigzag Bands, Malicorne, 9 X 12 X 6 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price|