Faience Pottery From The Henriot Faiencier in Quimper, France
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The Henriot Faiencier in Quimper creates beautiful pieces in all your favorite Quimper Decors, including Henriot, Mistral Blue, Soleil Yellow, Fleuri Royal, Campagne and many new innovative decors.
Henriot's Dinnerware and Plates are a wonderful addition to your dinner table.
The Serving Pieces are as lovely as decorations as they are useful. Redecorate your kitchen in Breton style with
Quimper Faience Tiles and adorn your cabinets with truly unique
Furniture Knobs. Enliven your living or bedroom with the
Lamp Collection. Celebrate the holidays with the
Christmas Collection, including ornaments and nativities. Celebrate a Baptism or Wedding or other religious events with the
Religious Collection. Golf enthusiasts will love HB Henriot's
Golf Plates & Accessories. And celebrate a birth or marriage with the
Personalized Baby Lug Bowls or Marriage Plates. And, now back by popular demand,
Lady Clare Placemats, Coasters, Tea Trays & Waste Paper Bins.
The handpainted French faience known as Quimper Pottery, pronounced “kem-pair” has been manufactured in
Quimper a town in Brittany, France for over 300 years. The pottery adopted its name from the town of Quimper where potter Jean-Baptist Bousquet built his kilns in the Quimper area of Locmaria in 1699 and was given a royal manufacturing license by King Louis XIV. Although the area of Locmaria in Quimper has been associated with pottery as far back as the Gallo-Roman era, Bousquet is credited with being the founder of "Quimper Pottery".
In 1776, a rival factory was founded followed by a third pottery factory in 1778. During these early times, the artists painted with their fingers creating very simple floral patterns. It was not until the late 1800's that the beloved Breton country life featuring the French Peasants in their traditional garbs became associated with "Quimper Pottery".
By the early 1900's two major factories operating in Quimper merged to form The Henriot factory. The original Bousquet factory was sold and retained the name Grande Maison HB. In 1968, Henriot and HB merged.
Today, The Henriot Faiencerie continues the tradition producing the traditional patterns featuring the Breton figures as well as many new more modern designs. The superbly talented resident artists at Henriot still hand-craft every piece of Quimper Pottery. Historically, the Quimper factories hosted artists in their studios which continues to this day. Quimper pieces are still produced from casts and works by major artists who have created works for the various Quimper factories, including
Louis Henri Nicot,
R. Michaeu Vernez,
Beau & Porquier &
George Robin. In addition, contemporary artists, such as Paul Moal and Loïc Bodin continue to work with Henriot.
Each piece of Quimper China is completely handmade and painstakingly hand-painted. Each piece of Quimper china is unique. One artist handpaints each piece from start to finish. Each piece is then initialed by the artists and marked Henriot to ensure its authenticity.
Order new Quimper French Faience Pottery items or replacement items for your damaged Quimper china. If you are don't see what you looking for, let us know. The Merchant of Prato Imports, an authorized Henriot Faiencier distributor, keeps a large amount of IN STOCK Quimper items and we can order any item currently being made by The Henriot Faiencerie in Quimper, France for you.
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