Journal of Roman Pottery
Vol 3, 1990 page 109
613 Desbat, A
&: picon, M, 'Sigillée claire B et 'luisante"
:classification et provenance', Figlina 7, 1986, 5-18.
exc,col,chm,syn/ptp,trd/l50-end of 3rd/typ
Normally discussions of the "imitation samian" wares
known as 'sigillée claire B' and 'sigillée luisante'
(?metallic) could happily be omitted from the Bibliography, since
these are wares made and distributed almost exclusively in the
southeast of Gaul, in particular along the Rhône Valley and in
Provence. This paper, however, specifically compares the wares
in question with similar products of the New Forest and
Oxfordshire industries, and with 'céramique à l'éponge',
and their similarities with the products of other Romano-British
industries can be seen in the following two papers in the same
volume (see entry nos. 629 & 661). The chemical analyses
successfully separate the two types, 'claire B' and 'luisante',
into material from two sources, the former being the Rhône
Valley, and the latter being the Savoie region to the east. It
is evident that all of the wares discussed may be said to form a
substantial part of the answer to the question of what became of
samian manufacturing after the end of Central Gaulish