French Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Milk Maid FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Milk Maid FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Milk Maid FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Milk Maid FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Milk Maid FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Milk Maid FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Milk Maid FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Milk Maid FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Milk Maid FigureFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Milk Maid Figure

This striking Breton figure gives a glimpse of a young woman from another time. Brown hair tied in a bun is capped by a white hat and shoulder pads. She wears a religious cross which matches her blue attire. She wears a pink apron with a quadruple red dot pattern. The milk maid leans against her jug which sits on an orange, yellow, and green rock and stands upon a green base. The base reads, “Marik”, presumably the woman’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 1/4 in (31.1 cm)

ITEM ID
P240
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
TYPE
Pottery, Faience
CREATOR
Quimper
ORIGIN
France • French

French Faience Quimper Pottery Young Breton Milk Maid Figure

$650

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