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Quimper

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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 QuimperCruet Set 2 Bottles, 3 Dishes, Stand, Breton Figures, Henriot, c.1960, 13 In. 6 Piece,2015Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup & SaucerMan Smoking Pipe, Pecheurs, France1999Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup & SaucerPeasant Panel, Octagonal1999Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup & SaucerHeart Shape, Peasant Man, Flower Sprays, Blue Dot, 5 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup & SaucerScalloped Rim, 6 Sets2000Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup & SaucerTrefoil, Henriot, Pair2001Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup & SaucerFlowers, Blue & Yellow Bands, 4 Sets2007Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup & SaucerTrefoil Shape, Blue & Green Geometric Pattern, 7-in. Saucer2007Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup & SaucerTan Underglaze, Multicolored Flowers, Art Deco Shape, Square Handle2008Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup & Saucer Breton Man, 1900s2010Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup & Saucer Breton Man With Pipe, 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup SaucerMan Smoking Pipe, Pecheurs1999Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup SaucerPeasant Panel1999Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup SaucerHeart Shape, Peasant Man, Flower Sprays, Blue Dot2000Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup SaucerScalloped Rim2000Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperCup SaucerTrefoil, Henriot2001Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperDemitasse SetCup & Saucer, Sugar, Cover, Floral, Marked, 8 Piece1998Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperDishBreton Peasant, Handle, Green Glaze, Scalloped Rim, 10 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperDishServing, Handle, Divided, 1920s1999Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperDishKitchen Scene, Mother & Father, Blue, Dark Green Border, Henriot, Oval, 10 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperDishNaive Couple, 4 Sections, Center Handle, Square, 8 1/2 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperDishCover, Hat Shape, Man, Seated, Henriot Quimper, 5 3/4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperDishClover Shape, 3 Shell Sections, Figures, Flowers, Swan Handle, Faience, 11 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperDishCover, Woman Holding Flowers On Cover, Hr Quimper, C.1930, 6 1/2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperDishPeasant Man, Holding Staff, Fir Trees, Heart Shape, Keraluc, 5 x 5 1/4 In.2005Login / Create Account for Price


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