French Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Lad FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Lad FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Lad FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Lad FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Lad FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Lad FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Lad FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Lad FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Lad Figure

This handsome Breton figure gives a glimpse of a young lad from another time. Long brown hair is capped by a hat of blue. This matches the vest, which is covered by green crossed arms. The confident young man has a belt with baggy khaki color pants and long red socks. Orange shoes finish his attire. The boy leans against an orange, yellow, and green rock and stands upon a green base. The base reads, “Yann”, presumably the boy’s name. The bottom of the piece is marked. This would make a great piece for any Quimper collection.

The tin-glazed hand painted French faience known as Quimper Pottery (pronounced “cam-pair” has been manufactured in Quimper, a town in Brittany, France, for over 300 years. Although the area has been associated with pottery as far back as the Gallo-Roman era, Jean Baptiste Bousquet is credited with being the founder of Quimper Pottery. Bousquet built his kilns in the vicinity in 1685 and was given a royal manufacturing license by King Louis XIV. Since that time, Quimper has been highly collectible and is known around the world for its French countryside style of pottery.

H: 12 3/4 in (32.4 cm)

ITEM ID
P235
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
TYPE
Pottery, Faience
CREATOR
Quimper
ORIGIN
France • French

French Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Lad Figure

$650

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