Quimper was originally settled during Roman times. Its name was derived from the Breton word "Kimper", meaning the confluence (of two rivers). By AD 495, the town had become a Bishopric. According to legend, the first bishop of Quimper, St. Corentin, came with the first Bretons across the Channel to the place they named Little Britain. He lived by eating a regenerating and immortal fish all his life, and was made bishop by one King Gradlon, whose life he later saved when the sea-bed city of Ys was destroyed. Quimper is situated in a pretty valley at the confluence of the Odet and Steir river estuaries. The town has a rustic atmosphere with charming footbridges spanning the rivers that flow through it. The town's best known product is Quimper faience pottery. It has been made here since 1690, using bold provincial designs.
From: Quimper, Brittany, France
Dimensions: 9" x 5"
Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located.
Handmade products – Images may vary slightly from actual products.