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December 11, 2005

Most of the Quimper pottery that you see on the net is junky looking stuff. This isn’t.

My great-grandmother traveled in Europe before World War II, and bought some Quimper breakfast plates. She willed them to us as a wedding present. We’ve always wondered why they looked different from the stuff that is usually called Quimper, and couldn’t even find any on the web.

One day, I realized that all six plates had the initials “MM” on them, and so I added that to the search. Along with many measurements in millimeters, this turned up the name “Mathurin Meheut”. Searching for “Quimper Mathurin Meheut” turned up a page (which may go dead if the plate is sold) with this picture on it:

We don’t own this plate, though I wish that we did. It’s clearly the same style as our plates:
Quimper plate, Mathurin Meheut art, woman baking a crepe

Quimper plate, Mathurin Meheut art, woman milking a cow

Quimper plate, Mathurin Meheut art, woman cutting grain

Quimper plate, Mathurin Meheut art, woman winnowing grain

Quimper plate, Mathurin Meheut art, woman gathering fruit (?)

Quimper plate, Mathurin Meheut art, woman taking grain to mill

No, they are not for sale, but I thought that we needed more pictures on the net.

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