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||Peasant Women & Man||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Blue Danube, 10 In.||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Ashtray||Peasant, C.1920||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Eggcup||Wood Fired Glaze, c.1900||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Breton Couple, 8 1/2 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Sugar Creamer||Keystone||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Sugar & Creamer||Keystone||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bowl||Peasant, Yellow, With Double Handles||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Flowers, Signed HB Quimper RD, 11 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Salt & Pepper||Breton Woman & Tree Salt, Man & Tree Pepper, Yellow, 3 1/2 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plaque||Floral Center Medallion, Scallop Shell Shape, 6 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Flowers & Insects, White Ground, Border, Signed HB Quimper, 9 1/2 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Stylized Flowers, Flower & Band Border, Signed HB Quimper RD, 11 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Salt||Open, Pair Of Dutch Shoes||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Dish||Peasant Man, Holding Staff, Fir Trees, Heart Shape, Keraluc, 5 x 5 1/4 In.||2005||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Creamer||Signed||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Floral Design, Henriot, 8 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Oyster Plate||6 Wells, Orange, Black Outline, Chain Decoration, 9 1/4 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bean Pot||Lid, Mustard Yellow Glaze, 2 Handles, 1930s-40s||2010||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||Relish||2 Sections, Handle, Pecheurs, France, 2 1/2 x 7 1/4 In.||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bowl||Petit Breton, Yellow Glaze, 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bowl||Porringer, Petit Breton Pattern, Yellow Glaze, 7 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jug||Woman, Flowers, Footed, 7 1/2 In.||2013||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|