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 Quimper when the city was part of the Roman Empire, long before tin-glazed pottery was being made.
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|Quimper||Platter||Croisille, Oval, 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Platter||Man & Woman Holding Hands, Tree, Oval, c.1900, 10 x 13 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Platter||Wreaths Of Roses, Draped Blue Bows, Octagonal, 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Salt||Double, Breton Couple, Handle, 7 x 5 1/2 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Salt||Painted Flowers, White Ground, 1900s, 2 x 3/4 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Sugar||Cover, France Paneled, Yellow, Flowers & Garlands, 1930s, 6 x 6 1/2 x 4 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Sugar||Cover, Man On One Side, Woman On Reverse Side||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Swan||3 1/2-In. Opening, 8 x 7 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Teapot||Handle, Petit Breton, 1900s||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Trivet||Ivoire Corbeille, Cut Corners, 1930s, 10 x 1 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Art Nouveau, 3 Handles Connecting The Top & Bottom, 5 3/4 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Binou, 2 Dancers, Crest On Reverse, Riche Border, Gorse & Heather Designs, 7 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Bud, Horn Shaped, Bretonne Holding Flower, 19th Century, 5 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Bulbous, Painted, Black & White, Tan Ground, Signed, HB, 6 x 9 1/2 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Dolphin Tail Arms, 2 Musicians, Flowered Bouquet, 13 x 9 1/2 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Petit Breton, Vibrant Colors, Glossy, 5 1/2 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Squat, Blue Neck, 2 Handles, Orange & Red Details, 5 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Stained Glass Panels, Unusual Shape, c.1930, 12 x 9 1/2 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Plaque||Young Couple, Leaf Border, 16 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Geometric Décor, Flowers, Man Smoking Pipe, 10 x 7 x 3 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Eggcup||Wood Fired Glaze, c.1900||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Cup & Saucer||Tan Underglaze, Multicolored Flowers, Art Deco Shape, Square Handle||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Salt||Double, Man, Flower, Spongeware Blue Handle||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Tray||Butter, Mistral, Blue Pattern, Woman In Center, 1 Lb.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Serving Bowl||Blue Flowers, 10 3/4 x 8 x 2 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price|