Offered for sale is a rare hand decorated Quimper shell-handle bowl. It has a green sponged ribbon along its scalloped edge, and an orange and yellow seashell placed in the center of each handle against a green sponged ground. Below the green ribbon is a thin ribbon of white, then an orange ribbon which surrounds a Decor Riche border that encircles the bowl edges as it surrounds an elaborate Breton crest with a crown above a shield with ermine tails and a central design of two peasants in a wooded landscape. The Bretonne and Breton in the central scene are wearing colorful and elaborate peasant garb. The Bretonne has her right hand in an apron pocket as she glances toward her partner, and the Breton, who is facing her, is smoking his pipe and glancing lovingly toward his mate. The exterior of the bowl is encircled by a Decor Riche border set above an orange stripe, and the bowl rests on a flaring foot which has a solid green stripe at the edge of its foot. There is a “firing hole” in the underside of each handle, and “HenRiot QuimPeR” is painted in underglaze blue above an underlined “741” in the center of the bowl’s base. The bowl, manufactured in the early 1920’s, is in very good condition for its age. The only noticeable flaw is an underglaze rim chip on the edge of the right handle which occurred during manufacture. Please also see my inventory #19312, a complimentary HQ shell handle bowl.
Size: 14 1/4” Wide — handle to handle
10 1/2” Wide — diameter of bowl
4 1/4” High — table top to top of handle
3” High — table top to top of bowl
Henriot Quimper Shell Handle Bowl
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