STILL AVAILABLE

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WEDDING PLATTER

21" across, 10-1/2" high. Lively scene taken from the Porquier Beau archives, redone ca. 1950 by the HenRiot Factory. In perfect original condition, ready to place on shelf or wall (would be memorable hanging over a doorway!).

$395, plus shipping.

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COSTUME PLATE

9-3/8" diameter. From the famous costume series, done with careful detail, both his and hers.The border features the heather and gorse of Brittany, interspersed with its blazon. S: HenRiot Quimper and pierced on the cuffed back, for hanging. Ca. 1930, in perfect condition. 

$125, plus shipping.

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BAC à LAVEMENT

9-5/8" to top of be-ribboned back, 9-3/4" across handle, 5" deep, lion spout juts forward another 1-1/2". A magnificent piece intended for delicate personal use: it was meant to hang on the wall, with a rubber tube to be attached to the lion's spout. The interior water tank is marked with levels up to 2 liters. From the HB faïencerie, ca. 1880 (see our book p.73), in incredible perfect condition.

$395, plus shipping.

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AP FOOTED PRESENTOIR

7-1/2" square, the corners curling up to 1-1/4", with tiny feet adding even more distinction to this little serving tray. From the AP factory, ca. 1880, it is in perfect original condition. The faint craquelure effect is actually painted under the glaze, and it is ready for another century of careful use.

$145, plus shipping.

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PAIR OF HB VASES

11-3/8" high, 4" square bases. Art Nouveau at its most creative! Here, the reticulated cuffs swirl down to frame the Breton figures, while the Rouen-inspired base decor arches up to meet them...a marvelous interplay of  design and color. S: HB Quimper at the base of the figures, an underlined "3" on the bottom. In perfect original condition.

$500 the pair, plus shipping.

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PAUL FOUILLEN SHALLOW CALOTTES

9-1/4"- 9-1/2" diameters, plates of very heavy quality. These have always been considered among the most desirable of all his decors: the rich colors, the strong graphics, the tantalizing drama of the fisherman and his ladies. It is not surprising that they have been featured in all the important literature about this important artist. In perfect original condition from the de la Hubaudière factory, mid 1920s.

$225 each, plus shipping.

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PAIRS OF LITTLE TREASURES

Rare early patterns, fetchingly arrayed across little Breton sabots, paired with tiny useful apprentice plates ( all of which are 2-5/8" diameter, S: HR Quimper). 

Special price for all four groups: $200, plus shipping.

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A. 3-1/2" long sabots, S: HB. Softly-colored star plate.

$75 the two, plus shipping.

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B. 4" long sabots, S: HB. Striped star plate.

$75 the two, plus shipping.

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C. 3-1/4" long sabots, no sig: HB or AP, no doubt.

Scalloped pattern plate.

$75 the two, plus shipping.

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D. Pitcher: 2-1/4" high,

S: HB Quimper.

Matching floral spray plate.

$50 the two, plus shipping.

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MINIATURE TEA SET

Tray: 5-1/4" diameter, teapot: 3-1/2" across, 2-1/4" high, other pieces in proportion down to 1-1/4" saucers. From the HB factory, ca. 1935, a delicious tiny version of teatime comfort, and all in perfect condition. And just right for a teddy bear's picnic!  10 pieces in all, including lids.

$275, plus shipping.

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TWO OLD MUGS

Endlessly decorative and useful in all sizes, we feel that these ancient pieces have many uses, but preferably not hot coffee or tea! Flowers, pencils, shelf pieces are better ways to show and enjoy them.

SMALLER MUG (left): 2-3/8" high, 2-1/4" diameter. A bit rough around the rim, otherwise fine condition. Ca. 1920,  S: HR Quimper.

$35, plus shipping.

BIG SISTER MUG (right): 3-5/8" high, 2-7/8" diameter. Has had professional conservation, now in fine shape. Ca. 1890, S: HB.

$65, plus shipping.

The Pair: $85, plus shipping.

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SHELL PLATE

9-1/2" diameter, gently scalloped. Exquisitely painted sea shells that take their inspiration from old Rouen patterns. From the de la Hubaudière factory, ca. 1880. In perfect original condition, this deserves a special display spot!  

$295, plus shipping.

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VINTAGE TABLECLOTH FROM BRITTANY

Approximately 50" square, composed of hand-embroidered fine homespun  squares, held together with traditional Brittany hand-made lace bands. Has been well-used over the years...there are several places that simply need a stitch or two in the lacework, and there are places where the dark-blue cross stitch has worn thin, but overall, it is in lovely condition and deserves to be used for special occasions. The square shape works equally well on a round table, or on the diagonal on a rectangle. A very special cloth to complement your Quimper!  

$65, plus shipping.

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TUREEN LID

10" diameter outside of lid, just under 8" diameter to inner lid cuff. Alas, the post office did a horrendous number on the package this came in (the base is beyond repair), but we cannot bear to jettison a lovely 19th century lid, from the AP factory. Standing up, like a plate, it makes an impressive statement: rich colors, a beautiful glaze, strong decoration. A "bon marché" for someone who has a good spot for it!

$50, plus shipping.

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HR TEA SET

Teapot 6-1/4" across to handle, 4-1/4" to finial, 2-1/2" base diameter. Other pieces in proportion down to 4-7/8" diameter saucers. A lovely form that is well-suited to the delicate geometric patterns that outline the main thistle motif. S: HR Quimper, from the early 20th century, and in perfect condition. 9 pieces in all, including lids.

$475, including shipping.

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PORQUIER BEAU SHELL SERVER

8-3/4" long, 3-3/4" wide. Salted nuts, chocolate truffles, butter and jam, so many ways to use this dear little dish!  It has our restorer's three red dots on the back but may well be used for light serving; just hand wash, please! From the Porquier Beau production of the late 19th century using the classical Rouen corne d'abondance very effectively on each of the little shells.

$110, plus shipping.

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ART POPULAIRE QUIMPER PLATE

8-5/8" diameter, a charmingly bold example of the simple wreath pattern that first came into use in the 19th century. This deep-dish piece shows no signs of wear, despite its age and useful form. Unsigned, could be either the HB or AP factory, as they both used this decor, with many variations. The colors are so strong and fresh, this is an ideal piece to mix-and-match any period of Quimper.

$75, plus shipping.

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Angelot Plate

9-3/4" diameter, a slightly upturned rim. Charming classical cherub balanced on a basket of flowers, framed in a rich Rouen-inspired border. Ca. 1910, in perfect original condition. Very finely painted, the proud artist gave it an unusual HR stylized signature.

$195, plus shipping.

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