Welcome to Henriot Quimper Pottery
Merchant of Prato Presents Exquisite Hand Painted Quimper Faience Pottery From The Henriot Faiencier in Quimper, France
Each piece of Quimper faience is completely handmade and painstakingly hand-painted. Each piece of Quimper 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.
Today, Henriot Quimper 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 Berthe Savigny, Louis Henri Nicot, R. Michaeu Vernez, Rene Quillivic, Beau & Porquier & George Robin. In addition, contemporary artists, such as Paul Moal and Loic Bodin continue to work with Henriot.
Largest Selection of Quimper Ware in The USA
Henriot Quimper creates beautiful pieces in all your favorite Quimper Decors, including Henriot, Fleuri Royal, Campagne, Escale, Tradition, Camaieu and many new innovative decors. Henriot Quimper Dinnerware and Plates are a wonderful addition to your dinner table. The Serving Pieces are as lovely as decorations as they are useful.
QUIMPER PERSONALIZED LUG BOWLS
In Brittany, tradition has it that when a grandchild is born, the grandparents will have a lug bowl made for their new little grandchild. Gift that special child in your life with a hand-crafted, personalized Breton Lug Bowl made by Henriot, Quimper.
QUIMPER MARRIAGE PLATES
Celebrate a wedding or an anniversary with this commemorative Marriage Plate by Henriot Quimper. Hand-crafted and personalized with the couple’s names and wedding date, the Quimper Marriage plate will become a keepsake treasure for the special couple.
FAÏENCERIE d'ART de MALICORNE
Since 1924, The Faïencerie d’Art de Malicorne has been continuing the tradition of local Malicorne craftsmen and producing fine decorative pottery in the Malicorne style. Each piece of Malicorne pottery created by The Faïencerie d’Art de Malicorne is created by hand and signed by the pottery guaranteeing the piece’s authenticity.
La ROCHERE FRENCH GLASSWARE
La Rochere has been producing artisanal glass in the heart of France for more than 500 years, making it the oldest continuously running glass factory in Europe.
The company is recognized around the world for designing and producing authentic, high quality glassware with French style for today’s modern home. La Rochere is known for its exceptional clarity, brilliance, durability and authentic French style.
LADY CLARE'S QUIMPER PLACEMATS & COASTERS
Lady Clare has been supplying hand crafted English placemats and home accessories since 1932. With over 80 years’ experience, Lady Clare Placemats is synonymous with design, quality and service. Made in Great Britain.
QUIMPER ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
A Marketplace for Quimper lovers to buy and sell Quimper antiques and collectibles from each other.
BUYERS - A consumer to consumer marketplace connecting Quimper buyers and sellers. The Quimper items here are not sold by Henriot Quimper or Merchant of Prato. All purchases are consumer to consumer.
SELLERS - list your Quimper products for sale.
History of Quimper
The tin-glazed handpainted French faience known as Quimper Pottery, pronounced “cam-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 Baptiste Bousquet built his kilns in the Quimper area of Locmaria in 1685 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". His firm was known as HB Quimper.
In 1772, a rival firm was founded by Francoise Eloury known as Porquier. A third firm formed in 1778 by Guillaume Dumaine which was known as HR or Henriot Quimper. The pottery made by the three companies was similar featuring the Breton peasants and sea and flower motifs.
In 1913, Porquier and Henriot merged with HB joining the others in 1968. The company was sold to a US family in 1984. More changes followed and in 2011 Jean Pierre Le Goff purchased the company and changed the name to Henriot.
Merchant of Prato – The Source for Quimper in USA
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