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||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||Quimper||Plate||Peasant Woman, Flower Border, c.1900, 7 1/2 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Salt||Double, Peasant Man & Woman, Shoe Shape, Fence, Bush, c.1920,||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Serving Dish||Breton Couple, Blue Rim, Swan Head Handle, 3-Part, 1900s, 6 x 11 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Tea Set||Breton Figures, Tray Teapot, Lid, Sugar, Lid, Creamer, 1900s, Tray 14 x 9 In. 4 Piece||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Tray||Fish, Red Sponge Rim, Crayfish Handles, Tentacles, Octagonal, Henriot, 25 x 10 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Urn||Lid, Musicians, Bag Pipes, Oboe, Flower Border, 2 Handles, c.1900, 14 In.||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Breton Couple, Standing, Flowers, Blue Rim, Baluster, Henriot, 8 1/2 In. Pair,||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Flowers, Man, Woman, Cone Shape, 8 In. Pair,||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||Bowl||Man, Seated, Blue & Leafy Bands, Fluted Sides, c.1875, 5 x 13 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Cruet||Double, Men & Women, Oil & Vinegar, Arched Center Handle, 2 Spouts, 7 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardinere||Dancers, Breton Costumes, Notched Rim, 4-Footed, 6 x 10 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||Malicorne Fishermen, Flower, Rectangular, Notched, 4-Footed, E. Dessier, 10 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||Man & Woman In Costume, Flowers, Fan Shape, Notched Edge, 6 x 11 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Knife Rest||Breton Man, 3 1/2 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Fish, Plat De Poisson, Faience, Leaf Designs, Bretons In Landscape, Henriot, 18 1/2 x 8 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Portrait, Breton, Bretonne, Paul Foullien, Henriot, 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 In.Pair||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Plate||Woman Spinning Yarn, Blue & White Border, Signed, Penhars, 9 1/4 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Trivet||Painted, Roosters, Flower Border, 8 x 8 In.Pair||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Bagpipe Shape, Painted, Peasants, Woman With Yarn, Man Playing Pipe, 5 3/4 In.Pair||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Bottle Form, 2 Couples, Feathered Designs, 4 Lug Handles, c.1875, 10 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price|