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||Basket||Double Swan Neck Handle, Yellow, Blue, Heart, Flowers, 1900s, 11 x 13 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Candlestick||Peasant Woman, Bouquet, Yellow, Scalloped Base, 8 1/2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Candlestick||Pottery, Painted, Multicolor, Henriot, c.1940, 11 In., Pair||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Dish||Flowers, Multicolor, Signed, 3 1/2 x 1 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Eggcup||Peasant Man, Peasant Woman, Blue, Yellow, 4 In., Pair,||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Peasant Man, Wild Flowers, Triangular, 8 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Platter||Faience, Oval, Shaped Edge, Peasant, Trees, Flower Border, Henriot, 12 In. Illustrated||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bowl||Fluted, Breton Child, Pipe, Scalloped, Blue Border, Marked, c.1895, 5 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bowl||Handles, Bird, Footed, 1880s, 7 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bowl||Yellow, Footed, Marked, c.1928, 10 x 3 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Centerpiece||Faience, Griffin Handles, Scalloped Edge, Multicolor, Oval, Footed, 20 x 9 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Oyster Plate||6 Wells, Fish Shape, Flowers, c.1935, 10 x 8 1/4 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Oyster Plate||6 Wells, Flowers, Blue Border, c.1875, 9 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Breton Woman, Yellow & Blue Border, 1880s, 8 1/2 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Rosemary, Bleeding Heart, Blue Sponge Trim, Swan Head Handles, Henriot, 11 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bell||Figural, Man, Bagpipes, Flowers, 3 1/2 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Cruet Set||2 Bottles, 3 Dishes, Stand, Breton Figures, Henriot, c.1960, 13 In. 6 Piece,||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Dish||Swan Shape, Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Green, Basket, Flowers, c.1920, 4 x 5 x 2 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Dish||Woman, Crocus, Crescent Shape, Scalloped, Blue Trim, 1920s, 9 x 7 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Eggcup||Man, Walking Stick, Woman, Holding Flower, 3 3/4 In. Pair,||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Violin, Breton Couple, Blue, Yellow, Green, Orange, c.1925, 17 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Pitcher||Applied Frog, Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Shield, France, c.1885, 11 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Pitcher||Breton Woman, Yellow & Blue Bands, 5 1/2 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Pitcher||Dog's Head Spout, Standing Breton Woman, Blue, Yellow, Oval, Henriot, 9 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Breton Woman, Tree, c.1900, 9 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price|