Quimper salt and pepper shakers

Depict here are two very slight variations of Quimper man and woman salt and pepper shakers which were created in the typical manner of Quimper France Faience.  Want to see more examples of Quimper shakers - search "Quimper" in the shaker database.  At this time there are nine examples cataloged.

Want to know more about Quimper pottery - read the passage below copied straight from the Henroit Quimper Pottery Company's website (https://quimperfrenchpottery.com/).  There is even a collectors club for Quimper pottery (https://www.quimperclub.org/).

Quimper salt and pepper shakers

History of Quimper

The tin-glazed handpainted French faience known as Quimper Pottery, pronounced “cam-pair” has been manufactured in Quimper, a town in Brittany, France for over 300 years. The pottery adopted its name from the town of Quimper where potter Jean Baptiste Bousquet built his kilns in the Quimper area of Locmaria in 1685 and was given a royal manufacturing license by King Louis XIV. Although the area of Locmaria in Quimper has been associated with pottery as far back as the Gallo-Roman era, Bousquet is credited with being the founder of "Quimper Pottery". His firm was known as HB Quimper.

In 1772, a rival firm was founded by Francoise Eloury known as Porquier. A third firm formed in 1778 by Guillaume Dumaine which was known as HR or Henriot Quimper. The pottery made by the three companies was similar featuring the Breton peasants and sea and flower motifs.

In 1913, Porquier and Henriot merged with HB joining the others in 1968. The company was sold to a US family in 1984. More changes followed and in 2011 Jean Pierre Le Goff purchased the company and changed the name to Henriot.