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Vintage French Faience Quimper Bowl
An exquisite piece of French Quimper pottery, it comes from the faiencerie of Henriot and dates from around 1930-1940.
Quimper is specific to the area of Brittany, France. The two most recognized faienceries are HB and Henriot. Each piece from these factories was signed and numbered by the artist, to guarantee a handmade, original piece of Quimper, which was made in the workshop of a Quimper manufacturer.
The bowl depicts a couple, in Breton costume, performing the traditional dance from the region. The Brittany coat of arms floats above their heads. A wide band (1 1/2") of deep blue curving arabesques borders the bowl edge. There are two green heart-shaped handles. The outer underside of the bowl has a matching wide band of blue arabesques, with a line of green and gold. The bottom of the piece is signed, "Henriot Quimper 155". The bowl measures: 12 1/4" across (handle to handle), 8 3/4" deep and 3 1/2" tall.
It is in excellent condition with no visible chips or cracks.
The brilliant colors and very Breton design represent nicely this beautiful and historical area of France.
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