What better memento from a sojourn to France than a sweet piece of French fai**ence from the town of Quimper? Produced for over 300 years by several different factories in the region of Quimper, this popular ware is rich in Celtic charm and lavishly decorated with colors, scenes, and patterns that reflect the area's heritage. With over 320 color photos, this handy, pocket-sized guide is great for travel and presents a wonderful potpourri of wares from the Grande Maison HB, Eloury-Porquier, Henriot, Keraluc, and Fouillen fai**enceries. Illustrated and described are charming platters, plates, pitchers, bowls, bottles, tea and coffee pots, rare and unusual pieces, and much more. Includes historical background and information on regional traditions, identification of maker's marks, and up-to-date pricing.
Ann Marie O'Neill, collector and dealer of French fa**ience, Quimper, and Malicorne, exhibits at antique shows and maintains a large mail order business. She and her husband reside in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and spend winters in their home in North Woodstock, New Hampshire.