Quimper is a town in Brittany, North West France. The town has long been famous for producing faience – tin-glazed pottery. Faience is not peculiar to Quimper, indeed it is made in various places throughout Europe, but the Quimper faience is quite distinctive. Typical pieces have a white background with designs that nearly always include blue, and often green, yellow and orange. Traditional Breton figures often feature in the designs, the men with wide-brimmed round-crowned hats and the women with full skirts and aprons. Pottery has been made in Quimper for a very long time, but the faience that we recognize as Quimper has been produced since the late seventeenth century by three factories. The first was Grand Maison, and it preceded the other two by nearly a century. Its mark was HB, the H for Hubaudière, the name of the family that owned it from the early eighteenth century to the early twentieth century, and the B for Bousquet, the name of the founder. The second was Porquier, founded in the middle of the second half of the eighteenth century, followed a few years later by the third, Henriot. HB Quimper Artist figurine Faience France. The height is 13,5 cm. The item “Antique HB Quimper French Faience Pottery Figurine” is in sale since Friday, April 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Kunst & Antiek\Objecten 20e Eeuw, Hedendaags”. The seller is “tamsavc0″ and is located in Kapellen. This item can be shipped worldwide.