Quimper Faience Berry Bowl


This footed, faience, Quimper berry bowl from France measures 7.5" across. There are no chips, cracks or crazing. Quimper is a town in the Brittany region of France, and "fraises" means "strawberries" in French.

*****Condition: There is an area around one of the drainage holes that looks as if glaze is missing, and I believe this is something that happened pre-firing rather than an area that has chipped. Also, there is a bit of extraneous clay near another of the drainage holes. Again, I believe this is something that happened pre-firing. Please examine the photos carefully using the zoom function and do let me know if you require more as I will be happy to oblige.

Although the Henriot factory went out of business in 1968, pieces continued to be produced for many years beyond 1968. A wonderfully informative site, https://oldquimper.com/factory-marks.html, writes: Those working with HB designs marked their pieces "HB Quimper" with the appropriate "f" and "d" numbers. This practice continued throughout the time that the "blended company" was in business, i.e. from 1968 to 1983.

Since pottery marked with form and decoration numbers was produced between 1968 and 1983, I am dating this piece conservatively as being circa 1980s but it could be older.

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