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||Figurine||6 Marching Sailors, Blue, Navy, Cream, White, C.1925, 15 1/2 In.||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Bagpipe Shape, Quimper & Odet River, Marked, 1895, 17 1/4 In., Pair||2001||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Platter||Market Scene, Women, Children, Cabbages, Apples, Oval, Shaped Edge, 11 X 17 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Platter||3 Young Bretons, Native Dress, 17 3/8 In.||2001||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||Platter||Wedding Procession Of 10, Musicians, Chapel, Signed Pbx||1996||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||Platter||Fisherman Returning, Basket Of Fish, C.1905, 17 x 12 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Platter||Fisherman's Wife & Child Bidding Farewell, C.1905, 17 x 12 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Bagpipe, 2 Musicians, 15 In.||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bowl||La Rochelle, 18th Century, 10 In.||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||Fan Shape, Flowers, Croisille Borders, Dragons On Base, 9 1/2 X 15 1/4 In.||2006||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||Plate Set||Botanical, Leaf & Flower, 9 1/2 In., 6 Piece||2002||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Platter||Malicorne, Tavern Scene, Pbx Mark, 1890, 20 In.||2001||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate Set||Botanical, Bird & Branch, 9 1/2 In., 6 Piece||2002||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Platter||Men Lawn Bowling, C.1900, 16 x 12 1/2 In.||2005||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Fish Set||Sponge Design, Wildflower Center, Platter & 12 Matching Plates, Signed||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Fish||Poised With Open Mouth, Atop Shell, De La Hubaudiere, Hb Quimper||2004||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Clock||Triangular, Breton Landscape, Family, Ermine Crest, Hb, 6 1/2 X 7 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||Star Shape, Brittany Coat Of Arms, Flowers, Hb, C.1895, 12 X 12 1/2 In.||2006||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||Quimper||Charger||Broderie, Father & Son, c.1930, 12 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Breton Views, Scalloped Border, Marked, 9 1/2 In., 4 Piece||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||2 Dancers, Plougastel Costumes, Multicolored Faience, C.1930, 14 In.||2005||Login / Create Account for Price|