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Pair of Chinoiserie Vases, ca. 1890.

A direct reference to the Oriental influence shows clearly in this lovely pair. 10" high, base diameter 3-1/4", 5" across widest point. The rounded body is actually eight panels with typical Chinese Chippendale motifs on all but the one anchored by the blazon of Brittany. They are perfectly paired, so that one may play with their arranging: lovely with tulips, and also a perfect form to be made into lamps. The late 19th century HB of the de la Hubaudière factory on the bottoms, as well as our restorer's three red dots...that was for minor conservation measures, they are now in perfect, usable condition.

$395 the pair, plus $50 shipping.

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Pansy Souvenir Pot

4-3/8" high, 3-1/2" diameter. The lovely pansy pattern on the front, and "A NOTRE DAME DE L'ENCLOS" verso. Or perhaps it was intended the other way, but very bad glazing and firing has left large patches of clay showing on that side. Plus much rim wear all the way around. None of which keeps this from being a handsome shelf piece, and could be quite useful for holding pens and pencils or small kitchen utensils. No signature, ca. 1870.

$75, $10 shipping.

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Quimper Hen on Nest

Yes, she really is wonderful old Quimper! The oval base is 9”x 6”, her tail rises up 7”, level with her crest. From the de la Hubaudière factory, late 19th century, with a very rare impressed signature in the base: Hubaudiere Quimper. In original condition, there is a tiny piece missing from the tail on one side , which looks to be caused by an impurity in the firing, but the overall appearance is superb.

​$495, $40 shipping.

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Crêpes Serving Dish

8-1/2" long, 5-1/2" across, 3-1/8" high at tops of ruffled edges. Imagine this piece flattened out: it is exactly the shape a crêpe would be! So roll them up, pile them in, and serve in this delectable dish. Just a bit of glaze wear along the tops of the blue ruffles, consistent with its age, ca. 1905, and general usefulness. This is a very rare form and would be a treasure in anyone's kitchen.

$125, shipping $25.

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Butter Pat

3-1/4" diameter, a perfect little plate, just right for a goodly pat of butter.

S: HB Quimper France, with painter's mark (ever so tiny!) after.

$25, plus $10 shipping.

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Six Animals from Angoulême

These are patterned in the Delft style and look charming with many varieties of old faïence, each critter adorable in its own way. They are ca. 1920 and in perfect condition.
Top row: Mama Elephant, 3" long, 2-5/8" high, $85.
Baby Elephant, 3-3/8" long, 2" high, $75.
Giraffe, 3-1/2" long, 5-1/4" tall, $110.
Bottom row: Large Dog, 4-1/4" long, 3-1/4" high, $85.
Tiger (or Puma), 4-1/2" long, 2-1/2" high, $75.
Horned Ram, 3-1/2" long, 3" high, $85.

The whole collection: $450, plus $30 shipping.
Individual shipping, $10 each, plus $5 each additional.

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Tête-à-Tête

Tea for two in this rare and charming thistle pattern. Teapot is 6-1/2" across from handle to tip of spout, base diameter 2-1/4", 4-1/2" to top of lid finial, other pieces proportionately sized, down to 4-3/4" diameter for the saucers. A sweet little service for your breakfast table, a charmer for your shelf of super-special pieces. All pieces (except lids are signed) and all are, amazingly, in perfect condition. We need to note that the colors are a bit softer than you see on your screen...camera insisted!

$650 for the 9 pieces, shipping $50.

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Souvenir Dish

3-3/4" diameter. A nicely-painted ship sets sail on the blue sea, framed by a deep-blue scalloped border. Created by one of the Desvres faienceries, early 20th century, it has two minuscule flecks of glaze missing at two of the bottom scallops? which does not affect its appearance or utility.

$25, shipping $10.

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Hen Bank

Unsigned, we cannot give a positive attribution to this piece. 6-1/4” high, base roughly 2-3/4” diameter (and very heavy; this stands very solidly). A minute restoration was done to keep the integrity of the piece, which we feel has good age to it.

$135, plus $15 shipping.

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Traditional Cider Cup

3-3/4" diameter, 1-3/8" high, 4-1/2" across handle. Ca. 1905, with early signature under the handle, and in excellent condition. There is a thin blob of old glaze that runs down the front from the handle, left, in a triangle shape into the innermost circle: this is original to the piece and in no way affects its appearance or utility. Cider? Perhaps! But perfect for a small nut or candy dish.

$45 plus $10 shipping.

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Bac à Lavement

8-5/8" high, 10" across handles, 5-1/2" total depth, including lion's spout. A vessel for washing, so discreetly described by the French term, a useful sanitary piece made in the 19th century. A great rarity, we show one in our book, Collecting Quimper, on p. 73. The one we are offering here is from the same factory, HB, same period, ca. 1880, and is totally original, including the spout, so often missing.  

$850, shipping $40.

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Gourde

Old, decorative, useful! 4-1/2" across, 5-1/2" high, 1-3/4" thick. This lovely flask, designed to carry wine or water, has a rare feminine motif: a seated Bretonne with her distaff and spinning wheel. Verso: a fanciful blazon topped with a crown. The wide flat side loops would indicate that a leather strap threaded through the loops was the correct method for carrying her...and the nicely-rounded mouth would have taken a cork stopper. Factory probably Malicorne, ca. 1900. A modest conservation keeps her intact and useful for a long time to come.

$275, plus $25 shipping.

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Saumur Wine Jug

5-3/4" high, 4-3/4" long, 4" across to tip of spout. From Saumur, the famous wine-growing center of the Loire valley, comes this little charmer. Possibly commissioned by a wine merchant (white or red!) as a petit cadeau for favored clients, we think it was probably intended to be decorative rather than for serious use (though it fills and pours nicely). Barrel-shaped pieces are always highly desirable...this is France, after all...and this one has great presence. Modest conservation measures, indicated by the three red dots, and good age, though we cannot give a specific factory attribution.

$125, plus $20 shipping.

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Flask

A souvenir piece for Brest. 5-1/8" high, 4" across widest point of midsection. The blazon of Brest, the blazon of Brittany, each molded in to the sides of this little flask to make a comfortable handgrip. Signed AP, ca. 1880, the main panels show the traditional figures of that period, with floral sprays reaching around the base to frame them and the blazons. The banner circling the neck says "Brest" and "Bretagne", lest you forget!

$275, plus $25 shipping.

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A Handsome Vase

​11-7/8" high, 3-3/4" base diameter, 5-1/2" body diameter. Delightful birds perched on floral sprays, all elements first seen in the 19th century, here brought together with à la touche borders, for a spectacular effect.  In perfect original condition, one small glaze skip at the base.

S: HB Quimper on the bottom, ca. 1935.

$395, shipping $45.

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