Henriot Quimper hand painted porringer bowl, two handles
Hand-painted porringer or cafe au lait bowl by the esteemed French pottery Henriot Quimper, probably dating to around 1925
The bowl is made in a glazed pinkish clay and typifies the rustic style of folk art of this Brittany factory, named after the area in which it was situated.
Each piece of Quimper ware is hand-painted by free hand (without the aid of stencils) including the signature beneath the piece - therefore every piece is unique. This inside of the bowl features a painting of a peasant holding a stick or horse crop, standing contemplatively between flowers. The scene is bordered with orange and blue flowers with a final edging in blue. The outside has the same orange and blue floral border and the handles are shaped in a blue rope-twist.
The bowl is marked to the base with HenRiot Quimper, France, 74.
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 13.5 cm/5.25 inches. Main diameter 11.5 cm/4.5 inches. Height 5.5 cm/2.25 inches.
Condition is good except for some small areas of glazing loss to the rim and handle edges. The underlying pottery is NOT chipped) as shown on the photos. No chips or cracks.
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