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||Inkwell||Figural, Hat, Man Design||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Inkwell||Blue & White, Square, Marked, 3 1/2 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Inkwell||Cover, Flowers & Boy, Insert, Henriot Quimper, 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 In.||2001||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Inkwell||Lid, Man & Woman Dancing, 2 Wells||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Inkwell||Trefoil Shape, Insert, C.1930, 4 X 4 X 3 1/4 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Inkwell||Cover, Man Holding Pipe, Tree, 8-sided, Henriot, 3 X 3 3/4 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Inkwell||Man,Playing Bagpipes,Flowers,Leaves,Pinched Edge,Signed,3 x 5 In. Illustrated||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jar||Cylindrical, Short Handles, Enamel Man & Woman, Cover, C.1800, 6 3/4 In.||2005||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||Duck, 1940s, 7 1/4 In., Pair||2001||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||Star Shape, Brittany Coat Of Arms, Flowers, Hb, C.1895, 12 X 12 1/2 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||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||Jardiniere||Woman, Flowers, Coat Of Arms, Scalloped Edge, 4-footed, Henriot, 6 X 11 X 6 In.||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||Boat Shape, Man, Flower, 1930, 6 x 3 x 2 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||Flowers, Handles, illustrated||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||Boat Shape, Breton On Side, Flowers On Reverse, 1930s, 6 x 3 x 2 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||White Ground, Flowers, Birds, Signed, France, 1800s, 13 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||Breton Man, Coat Of Arms, Cornucopia Feet, Signed, 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jardiniere||White Ground Multicolored Flowers Birds Signed 19th Century 13 In.||2011||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||Jug||Cider, Orange Sponged Handles & Spout||2001||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jug||Puzzle, Buvez Je Le Veux Bien, Mais, Sachez Placer Votre Main, C.1920, 4 In.||2002||Login / Create Account for Price|