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Saumur Wine Jug

Saumur Wine Jug

5-3/4" high, 4-3/4" long, 4" across to tip of spout. From Saumur, the famous wine-growing center of the Loire valley, comes this little charmer. Possibly commissioned by a wine merchant (white or red!) as a petit cadeau for favored clients, we think it was probably intended to be decorative rather than for serious use (though it fills and pours nicely). Barrel-shaped pieces are always highly desirable...this is France, after all...and this one has great presence. Modest conservation measures, indicated by the three red dots, and good age, though we cannot give a specific factory attribution.

$125, shipping $20.

To purchase contact Merchant of Prato 866.813.1879 info@merchantofprato.com







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Tête-à-Tête - HR Quimper

Tête-à-Tête

Tea for two in this rare and charming thistle pattern. Teapot is 6-1/2" across from handle to tip of spout, base diameter 2-1/4", 4-1/2" to top of lid finial, other pieces proportionately sized, down to 4-3/4" diameter for the saucers. A sweet little service for your breakfast table, a charmer for your shelf of super-special pieces.

All pieces (except lids are signed) and all are, amazingly, in perfect condition. We need to note that the colors are a bit softer than you see on your screen...camera insisted!

$650 for the 9 pieces, shipping $50.

To purchase contact Merchant of Prato 866.813.1879 info@merchantofprato.com






HB Quimper Crêpes Serving Dish ca, 1905

Crêpes Serving Dish

8-1/2" long, 5-1/2" across, 3-1/8" high at tops of ruffled edges. Imagine this piece flattened out: it is exactly the shape a crêpe would be! So roll them up, pile them in, and serve in this delectable dish. Just a bit of glaze wear along the tops of the blue ruffles, consistent with its age, ca. 1905, and general usefulness. This is a very rare form and would be a treasure in anyone's kitchen.

$165, shipping $25.

To purchase contact Merchant of Prato 866.813.1879 info@merchantofprato.com








HenRiot Quimper Jarre à Tabac

Jarre à Tabac

7-1/2" high to top of finial on lid, 5-1/2" diameter. We don't do tabac anymore, but this is still a handsome storage jar and a great size for flower arrangements! Inky blue spray of flowers sends a positive note; this is a piece with many possibilities. Modest conservation to the lid and a minor chip at the very bottom of the TABAC in no way limit its usefulness...it would be a handsome addition to a blue-and-white scheme.

$175, shipping $35.

To purchase contact Merchant of Prato 866.813.1879 info@merchantofprato.com





HB Quimper Scalloped Plate Circa 1925

Scalloped Plate

9-3/8". A gallant sailor and a seated girl make a handsome couple beside the sea. Ca. 1925, this would make a charming small painting.  Perfectly restored, ready for your special place.

$295, plus $30 shipping.

To purchase contact Merchant of Prato 866.813.1879 info@merchantofprato.com





HB Quimper Deep Dish Plate

Deep-dish Plate

9-5/8" diameter, the rim slants upwards almost 2". One of the variations of the Pêcheur series; see Graviano, pp. 106-110 (these folks show up on p. 110). It has had minor conservation and is now in beautiful condition.

​$175, plus $20 shipping.

To purchase contact Merchant of Prato 866.813.1879 info@merchantofprato.com





HR Quimper Pair Scalloped Plates ca. 1905 (J)

Pair of scalloped plates, 10" diameter. A vibrant orange red is the keynote of this pair, used in the chain border, floral sprays, and costume details. The colors, over-all, have been so richly applied, they have a rare enameled effect. So while they are in perfect, original condition, we would recommend them for display, rather than use, as one would not wish to mar the surface in any way. S: HR Quimper on the front, ca. 1905.

$325, plus $35 shipping.

To purchase contact Merchant of Prato 866.813.1879 info@merchantofprato.com