This jubilant Breton couple dances a traditional folk dance with open stance. The young man wears a hat with long yellow ribbon, vest, patterned shirt, and brown pants. The young woman wears a fabulous white bow ribbon in her blonde hair, along with a white collared dress of black and bluish-grey. The base is of such a color that it leads the viewer to belief they are dancing outside in the open field. The piece is marked on the back and signed by the original artist. This would make a great piece for any Quimper collection and dates to c. 1925.
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: 9 in (23 cm)
Signed French Faience Quimper Pottery Breton Folk Dancers Figure