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||Butter||Cover, Man On Cover, Henriot Quimper, 7 In.||2002||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Butter||Breton Bagpipe, Rich Colors, c.1900, 2 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Butter||Raised Wheat Handle, Ribbon Rimming The Lid, Wild Flowers, 1920s, 4 x 9 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Butter||Breton Man, Red, Green & Blue Border||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Butter||Underplate, Lid, Breton Peasant Bride, Cobalt Blue Acanthus, Signed, 5 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Butter Bell||Liner, Breton Couple On Lid, Flowers On Sides, 3 x 7 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Butter Chip||Man In Center||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Butter Chip||Octagonal, 2 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Butter Chip||Octagonal Shape, 2 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Butter Pat||Man In Hat||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Butter Pat||Flower Geometric Yellow Rim Marked Henriot Quimper 198 3 1/3 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Butter Tray||Mistral Blue, Octagon,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Cake Plate||Open Handle, 11 3/4 In.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Cake Plate||Pedestal, Scalloped Edge, Henriot, c.1930, 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Candleholder||Round Base, Colorful, 9 3/4 In. Pair||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Candlestick||Blue & Maroon Floral, Marked, 8 3/4 In., Pair||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Candlestick||Horse, Yellow, Pair||2001||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Candlestick||Underglaze Blue, C.1940, 7 7/8 In., Pair||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Candlestick||Peasant Woman, Bouquet, Yellow, Scalloped Base, 8 1/2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Candlestick||Pottery, Painted, Multicolor, Henriot, c.1940, 11 In., Pair||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Casserole||Figures, Faience, Oval, 18 In.||2002||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Casserole||Cover, Standing Woman, Loop Handles, Flower Border, 7 1/2 X 3 1/2 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Centerpiece||Faience, Griffin Handles, Scalloped Edge, Multicolor, Oval, Footed, 20 x 9 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Chamberstick||Woman Flowers Marked Henriot Quimper France c.1935 6 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Charger||Woman Design, Scalloped Edge, 13 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price|