Pair of 19th Century French Hand Painted Faience Vases Signed Henriot Quimper
Decorate a mantel or table with this colorful pair of antique vases. Crafted in Brittany, France, circa 1880, both of the hand-painted jars show Britons couples dressed in traditional outfits. The other side of the vase is adorned with decorative floral motifs. The neck of the vases feature the Brittany crest and both pieces are signed on the front and bottom by the well-known artist “Henriot Quimper”. The unique blue, white and yellow faience vases are in excellent condition, and would serve as lovely flower vases in any room of the house.
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.
Measures: 7″ diameter
|Dimensions||7 × 7 × 15.25 in|
Late 19th Century