This set set consists of 6 dainty little Quimper cups along with a signed wooden cask or barrel. Each cup is 2 inches across and 1 3/8 inches tall, all with handles. They are all decorated with the marvelous designs and vibrant colors that have made Quimper so desirable and collectible. The cups hang from a wooden rack that is used to support the cask, or barrel, that is fitted with a spigot and a bung. The barrel, probably intended for cider or wine, is about 6 inches long and 4 ½ inches wide. It is made from oak staves held together with four copper bands attached with copper nails. There is a signature on the front copper band that is A. Robbs, or possibly A. Robbe. The condition of the set is excellent. The staves have loosened over time as the wood has dried out, but could become tight again if you choose to soak the inside of the barrel. Because of the shrinkage of the staves, the copper bands are also a little bit loose. The Quimper cups are quite good. One has a small crack that runs down into the cup, but has not jeopardized the integrity at all. Another cup has an extremely small crack that is a result of kiln firing. There are a few small chips in the glaze around the rims of several cups. We cannot emphasize strongly enough how fine this set is. After all these years, one would expect a cup to be broken or missing. Not true in this case. This set will be a treat for the new owner!
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