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Early French Quimper Pottery Breton & Seashell Motif Double Inkwell InkstandEarly French Quimper Pottery Breton & Seashell Motif Double Inkwell InkstandEarly French Quimper Pottery Breton & Seashell Motif Double Inkwell InkstandEarly French Quimper Pottery Breton & Seashell Motif Double Inkwell InkstandEarly French Quimper Pottery Breton & Seashell Motif Double Inkwell InkstandEarly French Quimper Pottery Breton & Seashell Motif Double Inkwell InkstandEarly French Quimper Pottery Breton & Seashell Motif Double Inkwell InkstandEarly French Quimper Pottery Breton & Seashell Motif Double Inkwell InkstandEarly French Quimper Pottery Breton & Seashell Motif Double Inkwell InkstandEarly French Quimper Pottery Breton & Seashell Motif Double Inkwell Inkstand

This stunning inkstand contains housing for two inkwells and dates to c.1904. The colors are classic Quimper – with blues and yellows dancing on a white background. The front of the piece shows a Breton woman. Near the top of the beveled backing is what appears to be a seashell. The back shows the marking.

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.

L: 7 3/8 in (18.7 cm)

W: 3 3/4 in (9.5 cm)

H: 4 1/4 in (10.5 cm)

Item ID: Q334

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Early French Quimper Pottery Breton & Seashell Motif Double Inkwell Inkstand

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