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The Henriot factory began when a former employee of the Grande Maison, Guillaume du Maine, started his own factory in Quimperlé, southeast of Quimper, around 1778 before relocating to Quimper in 1789.
*To be considered genuine Quimper, the pottery must have been made within the town of Quimper.
The factory began producing faïence in 1891 and used the conjoined initials of the owner and his wife,"H" for Henriot and "R" for Riou.
From 1942 and into the 1960s, the majority of pieces produced at the HB factory were marked with numbers signifying the form of the particular piece, and letters-- the first letter identifying the head of the studio where it was decorated and the last letter identifying the painter of the piece.
The bottoms of all of the bowls have the distinctive HB Quimper with two letters- R and M- and the form number. The bowls measure approximately 5 1/4" across with a depth of approximately 1 1/4".
I'm dating these bowls conservatively as being from the 1960s since I do not know the exact date but only the range.
There are no chips, cracks or crazing, but there are two condition issues on the bowls with the women. The cuffs of their sleeves looks to have exposed tin (Quimper is tin glazed earthenware.) Please examine the photos, particularly photos eight and nine, closely and do let me know if you'd like more photographs. Lastly, the first photo shows one of the bowls that has some black specks on it. These look to be specks of paint that were then fired.
This listing is four all four Quimper bowls.
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