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French Faience Quimper Pottery Eight Cornered Breton Motif Decorative PlateFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Eight Cornered Breton Motif Decorative PlateFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Eight Cornered Breton Motif Decorative PlateFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Eight Cornered Breton Motif Decorative PlateFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Eight Cornered Breton Motif Decorative PlateFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Eight Cornered Breton Motif Decorative PlateFrench Faience Quimper Pottery Eight Cornered Breton Motif Decorative Plate

This fantastic shape brings a beloved Breton theme to new levels. The decorative plate has eight corners and sixteen sides. The central display features a blonde haired Breton man walking through the flowered fields with cane to guide him. A checkered pattern, known as Croisille, is made of blue lines, green circles, and red crosses. It adds extra flair to a great Quimper piece. The back of the plate is marked. The decorative plate dates to c. 1930.

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.

D: 10 in (25.4 cm)

Item ID: Q318

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French Faience Quimper Pottery Eight Cornered Breton Motif Decorative Plate

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