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||Figurine||Young Girl, Kerchief In Hand, Berthe Savigny, 1920s, 8 1/2 In.||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Elderly Woman, Wearing Orange, Black Sprigged Bodice, Henriot, 14 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Dancing Couple, Signed, C.1930, 9 x 7 In.||2001||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Goose, De La Hubaudiere Faiencerie, 1885, 8 In.||2001||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Man, With Bagpipe, Yann, H. Quimper, 3 3/4 In.||2001||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Ste. Anne, Hb Quimper, 10 1/4 In.||2002||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||St. Anne, Signed Henriot Quimper, 3 1/2 In.||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||St. Marie Holding Baby Jesus, 3 1/4 In.||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||2 Dancers, Plougastel Costumes, Multicolored Faience, C.1930, 14 In.||2005||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Folk Dancers Dancing, 2 Couples, R. Micheau-vernez, Henriot, 4 1/2 X 7 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Man, Carrying Ladder & Broom On Back, Henriot, 4 1/2 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Woman, Carrying Basket & Duck-handled Umbrella, 5 1/2 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Dancers, Breton Man & Woman, 4 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Swan, 7 x 3 1/2 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Virgin Mary & Child, Sainte Vierge, Signed, 11 1/2 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Figurine||Violin, Breton Couple, Blue, Yellow, Green, Orange, c.1925, 17 In.||2015||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||Fish Set||Sponge Design, Wildflower Center, Platter & 12 Matching Plates, Signed||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Fish Set||Blue & Black Trim, Molded Fish Head, Opposing Tail, 8 Piece||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Flask||Perfume, Pipe Smoker On Front, Flowers On Reverse, 1930s||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Frame||Man & Woman, 19th Century, 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 In.||2004||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Inkstand||Man, Orange Border, 2 Wells, Marked, 5 3/4 x 4 In. ~illus||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Inkstand||Woman Resting, Bread Basket, 2 Pots, Pen Tray, Open Finial, Henriot, 11 X 8 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Inkstand||Flowers, Man, 2 Inserts, Lids, Marked, Henriot Quimper France, c.1900, 7 x 4 In. illustrated||2014||Login / Create Account for Price|