Young Breton Man - Rene Quillivic

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The young breton man by QUILLIVIC: one of the most famous pieces of the Quimper collection! This artist, born in 1879, began his career in joinery. Keen in sculpture, he gives up his job to study the Decorative Arts in Paris. In the 1920's, he becomes a creator at the HB Manufacture in Quimper. The workers were used as models for his now famous figurines.

Our Quimper Faience collection is imported directly from the Henriot Quimper in Quimper, France. Founded in 1685, Henriot Quimper is know the world over for its know-how of the “Quimper Paint Touch” and the tradition of producing and hand-painting every piece of faience in-house. 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. Each piece of Quimper faience is completely handmade and painstakingly hand-painted. Each piece of Quimper is unique. One artist hand paints each piece from start to finish then signs the piece and marks it “Henriot” to ensure its authenticity.

20 inches

Colors may vary. Colors in photograph are close but may not represent true colors. All Quimper faience pieces are fully hand painted. Each piece is therefore unique. 

Allow 10-12 weeks for delivery.

In stock items will ship immediately from our shop in the US.