#101-0574: Geometric Plate, 8 1/4" diameter. Ca. 1925, S: HB Quimper. A stunning design that relates to all the 19th-century patterns like this one (reputed to have been inspired by the windows of the cathedral in Chartres). In perfect condition. $110, plus Shipping:$15.
The yellow glazes were first used after the end of World War I, a time of great artistic experimentation at the Quimper faienceries. As the American market developed and fell in love with these colors, so did the variety of designs chosen …many of them trials, with a very brief run, some highly successful and continued for a long time. This collection comes from a well-known American dealer/collector, and exemplifies the range of choices that were once available with these glazes.
It must be noted that the camera did not take kindly to the yellow backgrounds, making some look much paler than they really are… think “Butter” and “Sunshine”!