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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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 QuimperCup & SaucerPeasant Panel, Octagonal1999Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlateCobalt Blue, Scalloped Rim, Faience, c.1880, 8 In.2008Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperBowl Handles, Petit Breton, Flowers, 7 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlanter Pot Breton, Trees, 7 x 8 1/2 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlate 4 Cobalt Blue Flowers, Cream Ground, Octagonal, c.1925, 9 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlatter Croisille, Oval, 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperVase Petit Breton, Vibrant Colors, Glossy, 5 1/2 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlate Beige Ground, Female Breton, Floral Rims, Brown Band, Pre 1942, 5 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperOyster Plate6 Wells Man Walking Stick Handles 1960-70 9 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlanterBreton Flowers Breton Man Marked CB 7 x 8 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlateBreton Man 8-Sided Beige Ground Brown Rim 1940 Marked HB 5 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlateBreton Woman 8-Sided Beige Ground Brown Rim 1940 Marked HB 5 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlateOctagonal, Breton Man, Flower Border, 5 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPitcher Breton Woman, Yellow & Blue Bands, 5 1/2 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperMatch HolderMan, 3 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPitcherMilk, H.b., France, 6 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlateRooster & Flowers, Geometric Rim, 9 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperBowlPeasants, Yellow & Blue Bands, Flat Tab Handle, 5 1/4 In., 6 Piece2001Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperVaseQuintal, 5 Openings, Peasant Man Seated On Rock, France, Henriot, 4 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperOyster Plate6 Wells Red Plant Green Leaves Blue Rim 9 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperTrivetMan & Woman In Wooden Shoes, Pecheurs, France, 8 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlateWoman, Standing, Floral Border, 6 Sides, 7 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperVaseBagpipe Shape, Painted, Peasants, Woman With Yarn, Man Playing Pipe, 5 3/4 In.Pair2014Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperPlateOyster, Majolica2003Login / Create Account for Price
 QuimperShoeWoman, Flowers, Signed P.b.x., 4 3/4 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price


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