Hand painted Quimper porringer bowl, French Pottery
Hand painted ironstone Quimper porringer bowl or cafe au lait bowl in this esteemed French pottery.
The bowl is made in ironstone and typifies the rustic style of folk art of the H B Quimper Brittany factory, named after the area in which it was situated.
Each piece of Quimper ware is painted by free hand (without the aid of stencils) including the signature beneath the piece - therefore every piece is unique. This bowl features a painting of flowers and leaves among bands of sunny yellow and black. The bowl has two side handles in a scalloped shape which look like rays of sun with their yellow patterning. What a cheery item for the breakfast table!
This piece of Quimper dates from the period 1968 to 1983. It contains the pattern artist's initials RB and also the type and pattern codes F.383 and D.110.
This lovely item would suit the farmhouse kitchen or modern house, and is also very collectable in its own right.
Maximum length to tips of handles 15.5 cm/6.25 inches. Main diameter 11 cm/4.5 inches. Height 5 cm/2 inches.
Condition is good except for a small area of glazing loss to the rim (the underlying ironstone is NOT chipped) as shown on the photos. No chips or cracks.
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