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 orange 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 ram, and a central design of two peasants in a wooded landscape. The Bretons in the central scene are wearing colorful and elaborate peasant garb. The leftmost Breton is playing a recorder, and the Breton on the right is playing a biniou-kozh, the traditional bagpipe in use in Brittany during the 19th C and earlier. The exterior of this bowl is undecorated, and the bowl rests on a flaring foot which has a solid green stripe at its edge. There is a “firing hole” in the underside of each handle, and “Henriot Quimper” is painted in underglaze blue in the center of the bowl’s base. The bowl, manufactured in the early 1930’s, is in good condition for its age. There is a large underglaze rim chip on the upper edge of the bowl’s foot rim, and there are a few rim chips to the sponged ground (please see my pictures for examples) which may be the result of a compression hanger having been used to display this bowl in the past. In reality these are barely noticeable but I do want to be sure you are aware of them. Please also see our Inventory #19311 which is a complimentary HQ shell handle bowl.
Size: 14 3/8” Wide — handle to handle
10 5/8” Wide — diameter of bowl
3 3/8” High — table top to top of handle
2 3/8” High — table top to top of bowl
Henriot Quimper Shell Handle Bowl
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