Quimper Vase
28 March 2021
Description

This is a signed Quimper Vase, purchased from a local house contents Auction about 3 years ago. It is approximately 32 cm high x 15 cm wide

Provenance

unknown

Acquired from
Auction House
For sale
Maybe
Answered within about 15 hours
By Delia
Mar 28, 17:24 UTC
Fair Market Value
$150 - $250 AUD
Insurance Value $0 AUD
What does this mean?

Hi Gioia,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Henriot Quimper tin-glazed Faience earthenware vase
20th Century
Baluster-form base with large figural blue and white decoration surrounded by blue and gold decoration. Signed below and at the bottom of each figural scene.
32 cm (12 1/2 inches) high x 15 cm (6 inches) diameter
PROVENANCE: acquired at auction
AUD$150-250*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Gioia ross Apr 07, 22:44 UTC

Sorry for the delay in reply.
I am questioning the value you have attributed to this item for the following reasons;

This item is signed in three (3) places.
Although I have scoured the Internet on many occasions, nowhere do I see comparable pieces. I see plenty of Henriot Quimper tin glazed Faience wares, but NONE that are in anyway comparable.
I ask that you provide a reassessment & proof of comparable items that would support your valuation.
Regards,

Gioia Ross

Delia Apr 08, 12:07 UTC

I did not see the other two signatures in the figural fields but now see them and have added that to the description.
The auction market for Quimper pottery - of any vintage - is quite soft at the moment. I think your vases are lovely and would not be surprised if they sold for more than the $150-250 value I appraised them for but it would be irresponsible of me to give you an inflated valuation. Here are some recent sales of pairs of Henriot Quimper vases - it's important to note the estimates not just the final results:

https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/henriot-a-quimper-248-c-69344d3896 (sold for €100 against an estimate of €100-120 just the other day)
https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/french-henriot-quimper-faience-pottery-vases-910-c-69a4831b9b (estimate $60-80, sold for $550 in 2017)
https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/2-french-henriot-quimper-faience-handled-vases-909-c-4514ef3bc1 (estimate $80-150, sold for $475 in 2017)

If you provide me with links to the prices you are finding, I am happy to take a look and reassess if warranted.

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