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Quest for Quimper

Barbara Walker & Dave Williamson

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Join this journey to the flea markets of Paris, the brocantes of Brittany, and into the heart of the city of Quimper, to see hundreds of examples of this distinctive and beautiful French pottery, some of it quite unique and rare. Learn about the history, art, and spirit of the Breton people, as reflected on the pottery from Quimper. Meet merchants, faïencerie personnel, and museum directors whose history in Quimper goes back for generations. More than 800 photographs bring an in-depth look at the famous pottery, Quimper, and its home, Brittany.An important first for the collector is a chapter of alphabetically-ordered Quimper pottery, presented in photos and text. Definitions are given and price ranges listed, based on 12 years of market-trend observations in the United States, France, and more recently, the Internet.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 974 color photos | Price Guide/Index | 272 pp
ISBN13: 9780764314797

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Husband and wife antiques dealers, Barbara Walker and David Williamson believe Quimper pottery is a surface reflection of the culture of Brittany. They are owners of a group gallery called Antiques & Images in Avondale, Pennsylvania, where Walker specializes in Quimper pottery and Williamson in cameras and photographica.