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QUIMPER POTTERY HISTORY
Quimper, the quaint, old-world town bordering the Odet River in Brittany, France is the home to Quimper faience. Traditions of pottery making in Quimper go back as far as Gallo-Roman times. However, Jean Baptiste Bousquet is credited as being the founder of the pottery industry since it was he who in 1690 first hired other artisans to form a factory. Two surviving factories, Henriot and Grande Maison HB Henriot merged in 1968 to form the HB Henriot factory of today.
Water, Earth, Fire, - the essential elements are embodied in the fine grained
earthenware. HB Henriot Quimper, a name
known wherever pottery is prized, is still hand made today in the town. Each piece is fully hand painted, initialed by
the artist and signed HB Henriot, the factory mark, ensuring value,
authenticity, and a unique identity - indeed a true work of art.
Quimper designs are many and varied and reflect the diversity of Quimper artisans. Flowers, coqs, birds and particularly the peasant figures in their curious high lace coifs and baggy pantaloons capture the charm of life in Brittany. Today, they continue to paint over 30 different designs.
THE QUIMPER DOG BOWL
We are indeed very pleased to be able to offer you today, these unique and lovely Quimper dog bowls through our web site.
The dog bowls can also be personalized with your dog's name if you wish (Please note this service requires an additional cost and lead time).
Every Quimper pottery item is extremely valuable and a true piece of art ! Take good care of it !
We strongly recommend hand washing, but if you choose to use the dishwasher, use the low energy/low heat cycle with a mild liquid detergent with no abrasive & then air dry. Dishwashing your Quimper may diminish the glaze over time. Therefore we cannot guarantee your quimperware will retain it's original beauty and brilliance.
As the pottery glaze is tin-based, please do not place in a microwave or oven. This can cause breakage, discoloration and the pottery may burn your skin if touched.