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||Wall Pocket||Gentleman, Walking, In Colorful Costume, Blue, Henriot, 10 In., Pair||2000||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||Wall Pocket||Breton Man, 1930s, 9 1/4 In.||2001||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Shoe, Man Figural Design, Flowers, Signed H.b., 8 1/4 In.||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Woman Figural Design, Biniou Form, Signed H.r. Quimper, 4 1/8 In.||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Figural, Man, Woman, Serrated Edges, Fleur-de-lis, 11 x 3 x 2 In., Pair||2005||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Peasant Lady||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Geometric Décor, Flowers, Man Smoking Pipe, 10 x 7 x 3 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Cornet, Breton Man Smoking Pipe, Geometric Design, Florals, 1900||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Breton Couple Double Coronet Geometrics c.1900 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Girl Garden Multicolored Porcelain Breton c.1920 4 1/2 x 3 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Shoe Form Breton Woman Flowers Late 1800s 9 1/2 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Flowers, Man, Woman, Cone Shape, 8 In. Pair,||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wall Pocket||Peasant Man, Wild Flowers, Triangular, 8 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Water Can||Child On Boat, 6 x 9 In.||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Wine Set||Oval Barrel, 6 Cups, Wooden Stand, Peasant Man, Flowers, 8 Pieces||2001||Login / Create Account for Price|