Decorate a shelf with this colorful hand painted flower vase. Created in Brittany, France, circa 1950, the tall ceramic vessel with a side handle, is decorated on the front with a Breton woman in traditional costumes and embellished with a hand painted flower decor. The antique faience piece is in excellent condition and is signed on the bottom HB Quimper. This decorative vase would make an outstanding addition to your porcelain collection. Quimper pottery has a long, impressive history. Tin-glazed, hand painted pottery has been made in Quimper, France since the late 17th 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 maritime and flower motifs. The Eloury (Porquier) and Dumaine (Henriot) firms merged in 1913. Bousquet (HB) merged with the others in 1968. 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: 7.5″ diameter 9″ height. Feel free to reach out to our showroom, Country French Interiors, if you have any questions or concerns. The item “Mid-20th Century French Hand Painted Faience Vase Signed HB Quimper” is in sale since Friday, September 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Vases”. The seller is “b7c13v” and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Style: French
- Maker: HB Quimper
- Color: Multi-Color
- Primary Material: Ceramic, Porcelain