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||Ashtray||Peanuts Design, 1930s, 5 Piece||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Ashtray||Peasant Women & Man||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Ashtray||Peasant, C.1920||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Ashtray||Peasant Design, 1930||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Ashtray||Orange Zigzag, Green Dots, Brown Sides, Triangular, 6 1/2 x 1 7/8 In.||2002||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Ashtray||Cross Of Lorraine Red Gen. Charles DeGaulle June 12 1949 Marked 3 7/8 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bank||Pig, 4 x 8 In.||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bank||Piggy, 1940s||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bank||Pig, Maroon Flowers, Green Leaves, Tan & Brown, Marked, 4 x 8 x 3 In.||2005||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Man With Cane & Pipe, Hb Quimper, 6 In.||2002||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Man Holding Cane & Pipe, 6 In.||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Swan Handle, Woman, Floral, Henriot Quimper, C.1930, 7 In.||2004||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||Basket||Footed, Handle, c.1968, 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 4 3/4 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Breton Man, Swan Neck, Signed, 8 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Footed, Handle, 1922, 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Breton Man Walking Stick Flowers 4-Footed Marked 1922-68 10 x 11 1/2 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Breton Man & Woman, Uneven Brown Edging & Handle, Marked, 13 In.||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Breton Man & Woman, Uneven Brown Edging & Handle, Marked, 13 In.||2012||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||Basket||Double Swan Neck Handle, Yellow, Blue, Heart, Flowers, 1900s, 11 x 13 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bean Pot||Lid, Mustard Yellow Glaze, 2 Handles, 1930s-40s||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bell||Figural, Man, Bagpipes, Flowers, 3 1/2 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bonbon||Faience, Swan Shape Finial, Breton Musician, Bretonne With Spindle, 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bookends||Figural, Frenchman Sitting, Making Basket, 6 In., Pair||2001||Login / Create Account for Price|