Who was the artist who painted the Quimper plate?
…nor was this piece with the known signature of Mathurin Méheut personally painted by Mathurin Méheut. The markings indicate that circa 1930, Henriot artist number 15 decorated this plate with a design created by Mathurin Méheut and that the piece was intended to be sold outside of France.
How is each piece of Quimper faience made?
Each piece of Quimper faience is completely handmade and painstakingly hand-painted. Each piece of Quimper is unique. One artist handpaints each piece from start to finish. Each piece is then initialed by the artists and marked Henriot to ensure its authenticity.
Where did the name Quimper pottery come from?
The pottery adopted its name from the town of Quimper where potter Jean Baptiste Bousquet built his kilns in the Quimper area of Locmaria in 1685 and was given a royal manufacturing license by King Louis XIV.
What does it mean when a Quimper piece is signed?
Where the piece is signed is not a guaranteed indication of age. Some newer examples are signed on the front, some older pieces are signed on the back, still others are signed both front and back. The addition of the designation “Quimper” does not automatically indicate a piece that was made after 1904.
Where is the Quimper faience made in France?
The tin-glazed handpainted French faience known as Quimper Pottery, pronounced “cam-pair” has been manufactured in Quimper, a town in Brittany, France for over 300 years.
Where can I buy Quimper pottery in the USA?
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