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||Soup||Dish, Sponge Blue, Flowers, Scalloped Rim, c.1930, 10 x 1 3/4 In., Pair||2008||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||Vase||Breton Man & Woman, Moon, Flowers, Flask Form, Signed, 155, 8 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Tray||Man, Scalloped Edge, Oval, 4 3/4 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Man & Woman In Wooden Shoes, 2 Handles, Pecheurs, 9 1/2 In.||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Relish||2 Sections, Florals, Handle, Signed||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Bust||Woman In Black, Orange, White Dress, Man In Orange Shirt, Wood Pedestal, Pair||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Shoe||Man Figural Design, Signed H.b., 6 1/4 In.||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Jug||Puzzle||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Tidbit||2 Tiers Man Woman Trees Red Blue Green||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Vase||Breton Woman, Flowers, Hand Painted, 2 Applied Handles, 9 x 6 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Chest||Jewelry, Cover, Bombay, Painting Of Woman On Top, 4 x 4 1/2 x 6 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Platter||Woman Sitting, Oval, 11 3/4 In.||2002||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Paperweight||Sailing Ship Crest, Octagonal, 3 1/2 In.||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Salt||Double, Shoe, Geometric Floral, Signed H.b., 3 7/8 In.||2003||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Pitcher||Figural, Henriot Quimper, 7 In.||2005||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Trivet||Ivoire Corbeille, Cut Corners, 1930s, 10 x 1 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Chamberstick||Woman Flowers Marked Henriot Quimper France c.1935 6 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Oyster Plate||6 Wells Shell Form Starfish Center Fouillen 1920-30 9 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Breton Man & Woman, Uneven Brown Edging & Handle, Marked, 13 In.||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Oyster Plate||6 Wells, Fish Shape, Flowers, c.1935, 10 x 8 3/4 In.||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Basket||Breton Man & Woman, Uneven Brown Edging & Handle, Marked, 13 In.||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Oyster Plate||6 Wells, Fish Shape, Flowers, c.1935, 10 x 8 3/4 In.||2012||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Coffeepot||Minstral Blue Design, Squared Handle, Finial, 10 In.||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Quimper||Oyster Plate||6 Wells, Fish Shape, Flowers, c.1935, 10 x 8 1/4 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price|