Group of (12) Quimper mistral blue French pottery pieces, 19th century. Includes: a) two small round plates with a man and woman in well, plate with woman signed on bottom HB Quimper OOX and plate with man signed on bottom HB Quimper XXO, b) scalloped edge plate with woman at center, signed HB Quimper on bottom, c) round plate with woman signed HB Quimper on bottom, d) octagonal bowl with man in bowl, signed HB Quimper 76, e) lidded dish with plate and woman on lid, signed HB Quimper, f) lidded onion soup tureen with handles on both sides, g) bud vase with a woman painted on the side, signed HB Quimper 255, h) two cups and saucers with a man and woman on each, each signed HB Quimper, one with a 424.
Dimensions are: a) 6 1/4 inches dia X 1 inches tall, b) 7 1/4 inches dia X 7/8 inches tall, c) 9 5/8 inches dia X 1 1/4 inches tall, d) 8 7/8 inches dia X 2 7/8 inches tall, e) 6 1/2 inches dia plate X 3 1/2 inches tall, f) 8 1/2 inches wide with handles X 6 inches deep X 8 inches tall, g) 7 1/2 inches tall X 3 3/8 inches dia, h) cup - 5 inches wide with handle X 2 1/4 inches tall, saucer - 5 7/8 inches dia X 1 inches tall. All measurements are approximate.
Condition: a) Both plates are free of breaks or repairs. Scattered frit chipping to the rim of both. Chip to one, 1/2 inch long. Crack in other, 3 inches long, b) Free of breaks or repairs. Hairline, 2 1/2 inches long, scattered frit chipping and glaze pops. c) Plate is free of cracks, breaks, or repairs. Chip to back of plate, and possible area of restoration on back 1/2 inch long. d) Bowl is free of cracks, breaks, or restoration. Scattered chipping to rim, largest 1inch long. e) dish and lid have scattered chips and repairs, largest repair 1 1/4 inches long. f) onion tureen has extensive break repairs to body, as well as scattered chipping. g) vase is free of breaks, cracks, or repairs. Chip to top rim, 5/16 inch long. h) Cups and saucers are free of breaks, chips, or repairs. Hairline cracks to one cup and scattered minor frit chipping to edge of each item.
Provenance: From the collection of a multi-generational French-American family in Northern Virginia.