This is a 20th century French Quimper large footed basket with a handle. The age is circa 1922 to 1968.
The basket is large, about 11 ½” long, about 9 ¾” high to the top of the handle and about 4 ¾” wide to the tips of the feet.
The shape is rectangular, resting on four slightly curled feet. The handle goes up from the sides and has a slightly sea shell look at the top.
The basket is faience, a type of pottery. The colors used are perfect for the French country decorated home, in vivid blue, orange, green, and black, against an off-white glaze, and some of the colors are painted in raised enamel.
The design on the front shows a male Breton with his walking stick and floppy hat. There are flowers going up each side. The other side of the pot shows a larger spray of orange flowers.
The feet, edges and handle are a mottled blue color, with some darker spots in some areas.
One foot has a chip abrasion on it and I show this flaw in a close-up photo, outlined in red. There are glaze skip holes on the interior of the basket, with most of them on the bottom interior. The outside edges of the handle have rubbing abrasions, which can be seen and felt by touch. The underside of the feet show some staining due to age. There are no other chips, cracks or crazing.
The black enamel mark on the underside is Henriot Quimper France.
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