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NEW Quimper butter crock ( Butter Keeper) Jonquille w/f
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US $80.00
Approximately C $87.64(including shipping)
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From The Faïencerie d'art Breton
Quimper, France.

Quimper, the quaint, old-world town bordering the Odet River in Brittany, France is and has always been the home OF Quimper faience. Tradition of pottery making in Quimper goes back as far as Gallo-Roman times. However, Jean Baptiste Bousquet is credited as being the founder of the pottery industry since it was HIM who in 1690 first hired other artisans to build a factory.

In 1894 Jules HENRIOT Founded the Faïencerie d'Art Breton. A hundred years after their great grand-father Jules Henriot, Pierre-Jules and Philippe Henriot are still using the traditional techniques which have made '' Quimper '' pottery famous worldwide.

Water, Earth, Fire, essential elements are embodied in our fine grained earthenware. Hand and Spirit of the artist transforms every piece into a work of art. The final firing gives life to the creation. Pierre-Jules and Philippe Henriot and their painters, a name known wherever pottery is prized, is still made today in the town of Quimper in the province of Brittany, France. Each piece is fully handpainted, initialed by the artist and signed FAB, the factory mark, ensuring the value and authenticity of each piece.

To help you discover more about the sophisticated process of creating the high fire Quimper Faience, here are the main steps involved with the production of these exclusively hand designed and hand painted collectibles.

Step 1: Biscuit

Faience is composed of clay, talc, limestone and silica, which are mixed with water. The faience is then built into different shapes which have to be air-dried before going into the electric kiln, at a temperature of 1050 o C or 1920 o F. Following the first firing, the end result is very strong and is called "biscuit".

Step 2: Glaze

The resulting "biscuit" is then dipped into a mix of glaze, water and tin oxide.

The glaze has to be wiped away from the bottom of the wares. Missing this step would mean that the glaze would stick at the prop and the pieces would be destroyed.

Two types of glazing techniques can be used, either over glaze or under glaze.

Step 3: Decoration

The uniqueness of the true faience from Quimper is in the way the pieces are decorated; painted entirely by freehand brushstroke or "a la touche" in the French language.

There is no room for decals and stencils. Since each piece is entirely handcrafted, no two pieces are the same.

Step 4: Firing

The pieces are ready for the second firing at a temperature of 940 o C (1720 o F) and lasts from cold to cold approximately 15 hours.

When the temperature reaches 190 o C, the doors of the oven can be opened and it's amazing as you can see the colors take their final hue because of the oxygen. For instance, a bright blue color is light purple before being fired.

The picture of the plate above shows you the different steps as mentioned above. The lower left quadrant shows the biscuit mold. Going up on the left, the next quadrant has been dipped in the opaque tin glaze and air-dried. A poncif* guideline can be seen which will disappear after firing. The upper right illustrates the applied decorative glazes and the lower right is the finished product after the second firing.

* The painting of intricate decors may require the use of a guideline for them to have the same height. It's a piece of tracing paper on which the design has been replicated. Small holes pierce the paper following the tlines of it. A small bag filled with charcoal is tapped against it.
This auction is for a Brand New butter crock ( Butter Keeper )  from Jonquille pattern of Quimper






You have two pieces: the lid (bell-shaped) and the crock.


The way to use it is simple and you will see how practicle it is.

Butter ( half cup) is packed firmely into the lid.
Cold water is poured into the base of the crock ( 1 inche of water into the crock)
When both pieces are ready, the lid must be place upside down back into the base of the crock.
Soft and spreadable butter may be served directly from the lid.


Water should be change every three days.
The crock should be store away from heat and sunlight.

This piece is delivered with the certificate

This Piece is handpainted, signed, numbered and delivered with his certificate.
The size of this piece is Ø 4.25 inches Height 4.
Guaranteed in perfect condition.

For any question do not hesitate to email me.
Also available on my store
Jonquille Pattern
Broceliande Pattern
Christmas Plates
Olivier Lapicque
Coq Pattern
Oiseau Bleu
Jonquille With Flowers
Quimper Figurines
Good luck and take a look on my other auctions

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