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Basketful of Goodies

A colorful assortment, just right for your picnic table.
*Plate: 5-3/4" diameter, a rare small size.      S: HenRiot Quimper France. Perfect condition.
*Cup & Saucer: saucer 5-3/4" diameter; cup, 4-3/4" across handle. In original condition (there is a tiny factory-glazed flaw inside rim). S: Henriot Quimper, Jim E. Sévellec.
*Creamer: 4" high, 4" across handle.                S: HenRiot Quimper 79 alongside handle. Perfect condition.
*Homespun plaid table linens: cloth, 56" x 75"; 8 napkins, 19" square. Wonderful quality, never used, perfect condition.
*Plus the basket! Tablecloth, napkins, plate, cup and saucer, creamer, all ready to go outdoors.

 $110 complete, plus shipping.

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Seashell Plate

9-1/2" diameter, gently scalloped, like the lovely shells used for the decor on this rare plate. Late 19th century, from the de la Hubaudière factory, and so signed by the painter with that special little flourish at the tail of the B. It is worth careful study for the fine detailing of the fruitful border as well as the shells themselves.  In perfect original condition.

​​$295, plus shipping.

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Quimper Menu Cards

One writes on these with a grease pencil, or uses a flour-and-water paste on a small card: either method washes off easily.
CRESCENT MENU: 6-1/2" high, 6-1/2" across, 3-1/4" deep, moon and star design presages heavenly dining, n'est-ce pas?  Ca. 1910, in perfect condition, this is a handsome addition to your table setting.

$495, plus shipping.

SHIELD MENU: 6-1/4" high, 5" across, 3" deep. The blazon of Brittany is embossed, adding an important element to the seated distaff spinner below. Late 19th century, in perfect condition.

$165, plus shipping.

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Charger from the French Colonial Exposition of 1931

15-1/4" diameter, 3-1/4 " deep, 9-1/4" cuffed base diameter. A rare and striking design, superbly executed. From the de la Hubaudière factory, the wellspring for so much creativity post-WWI. In perfect original condition.

​$650, plus shipping.

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Swan Cache-pot

10" long, 8" high, the flared opening between the wings roughly 5" x 6". A fine 19th century piece with distinctive manganese coloring. In superb condition for its age (one tiny glaze flake on left side of base), the interior shows the wear of many years of active plant use but is ready for many more of the same! This is not a Quimper mark, although it is certainly a mark from one of the other major French faïence centers; this piece shows the quality of the finest productions of the 19th century.  

$650, 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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An Adorable Pair

3-7/8" square, an inspired use of geometric motifs to frame our traditional sujets ordinaires. Yes, they were intended as ashtrays (designed at the height of the smoking craze in the 1930s); we can see them used for spoon rests, nuts or candy, hand soaps, desk minutiae...and so on. (Wish there were more!) In excellent condition, one tiny fleck of glaze missing at upper left side of M'sieu, faint glaze rub at his upper-right corner. They are very solid and quite ready for years of active use.

$125 the pair, plus shipping.

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Quimper Baluster Vase

11-3/4" high, 3-3/8" base diameter matching the top opening. Delightful birds perched on folk-y flower sprays, all decors first seen in the late 19th century, here interspersed with a variety of à la touche borders. The imposing baluster shape carries it all; this is a joy to look at from any side. S: HB Quimper, ca. 1920, and in perfect condition.

$375, plus shipping.

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Odetta Creamer

4-3/8" high, 5-3/8" across, 2-5/8" base diameter. The artistic stoneware of Quimper, created by the de la Hubaudière factory, and utilized by many of the finest artists of the post-WWI period during the enormous burst of creativity that took place in Quimper at that time. The number on the signature is a form number: this is the largest of a series of three creamers in this shape. The stylized seashell motif was a favorite and is perfectly placed here: small, but imposing!

$135, plus shipping. 

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A Rare Plate

9-3/8" diameter, the sides tilt upwards 1-1/4"? and it sits on a slightly cuffed base, so it would make a lovely small serving dish. The pretty floral border echoes the soft colors of the costumes. Ca. 1920, in fine original condition, and signed both front and back.

$135, plus shipping.

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Large Chocolate Pot

9" high, 9" across to handle, 4" base diameter. Complete with its original hand-carved wooden mousseuse (frother), 11-3/8" long. One should have this piece just for the pleasure of rolling the mousseuse between one's hands to froth up the hot chocolate, although we hasten to add extreme care should be taken before pouring hot liquids into old faience! A superb corne d'abondance sprawls around the body of this piece, spilling its sprays of flowers with great panache. Little winged critters hover here and there, completing the lovely summery look. Unsigned, ca. 1910, this is clearly a fine piece from Desvres in beautiful original condition.

$195, plus shipping.

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Quimper Duck

11-1/4" high, 8" across, 4-1/2" base diameter. An imposing creature with rich coloring and beautifully painted feathers. He lived in a fine collection in Chicago for many years; we were so pleased to have him come back to us to offer again. From the HB factory, ca. 1890, and in amazing pristine condition.

$750, plus shipping.

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Twosome by HenRiot

Saucers: 5-3/8" diameter; cups: 3-1/4" rim diameter, 2-1/2" high. A lovely useful pair, ca. 1925. Handle on the floral cup has been well glued on (took some serious searching to find the repair!), interior of the Breton cup has a surface inch-long hairline which does not even go through the glaze. They are ca. 1925; all four pieces signed HenRiot Quimper.

$65 the pair, plus shipping.

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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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Fine Costume Plate

9-1/4" diameter, scalloped shape enhances the border of heather and gorse interspersed with the blazon of Brittany. Pierced for hanging (think small painting!) and in perfect original condition, ca. 1922.

 $195, plus shipping.

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Plates from Nevers

9-1/4" diameter, scalloped calotte shape (wonderful for a big salad or pasta). Unsigned, from Nevers, mid-19th century. In perfect condition, ready for display or use.The birds and flower sprays would match well with Quimper, adding their own subtle style.

 $275 the pair, plus shipping.

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Figural Candlesticks

Just over 8" tall, on bases roughly 2" square. Quimper forms so beloved, they were re-introduced about 20 years go; these, however, are from the original period of the early 1920s and are in perfect condition, looking as though they had just stepped out of a plate! They compose well on shelf or table, the perfect complement to your most special pieces.

$650 the pair, plus shipping.

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Twosome, HB Production

Saucers: 5-1/2" square; cups: 3-1/4" rim diameter, 2-1/2" high. Cloverleaf shapes, simply too pretty to discard; saucers are fine, cups: she has a small rim chip, he has a faute de cuisson from the original firing....lovely little cache-pots is our suggestion for use. From the 1920s, S: HB Quimper on all four pieces.

$40 the pair, plus shipping.

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