Journal of Roman Pottery
Vol 3, 1990 page 109
610 Desbat, A, 'Céramiques
romaines à glaçure plombifère de Lyon et de Vienne', Société
Francaise d'Etude de la Céramique Antique en Gaule, Actes du
Congrès de Toulouse, 9-11 mai 1986, 1986, 33-39.
exc,syn/mjc/late 1st BC-lst half of 2nd AD
A short paper on lead-glazed wares found in the Rhône Valley:
entry no. 611 is a longer, more detailed publication of the same
work, although not all of the illustrations are repeated in the
latter paper. See also entry no. 676.
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
Journal of Roman Pottery
Vol 4, 1991 page 118
Groupe de travail sur les sigillées claires, 'Céramiques
tardives à revÍtement argileux des Alpes du nord et de la vallée
du Rhône (de Martigny à Vienne)', Figlina 7, 1986,
19-49. See also entry no. 613).
tsg ('Claire B' and 'luisante')
As with entry no. 613, the subject of this paper is one which
would not normally be included in the Bibliography, as it is
well outside the sphere of pottery found in Roman Britain. Yet
the illustrations clearly demonstrate a number of obvious links
with pottery made in Britain. The paper is the result of a joint
effort (from 1977 to 1981) of roughly twenty researchers working
at sites in the Savoie region, in the Lyons region, near Geneva
and around Lake Geneva as far north as Avenches, and at points
in between these places. The vessels most similar to
Romano-British products are wall-sided bowls with scroll-like
painted decoration, which might as easily have been made either
in the New Forest or Oxfordshire (Young form C69); also plates
with broad curving rim (Young form C48). There are numerous
examples of Drag 30/37-shaped bowls with circular stamped
decorations very similar to the East Anglian products which
appear to imitate London ware (cf. Rodwell, in Arthur &
Marsh, Figs. 7.10-7.13). Finally there are beakers there are
beakers which are typologically indistinguishable from 3rd and
4th century 'Rhenish' forms. See also entry no. 661.
of Roman Pottery Studies
Vol 4, 1991 pages 108
959 Desbat, A, 'La sigillée Claire
B: état de la question', SPEC AC, Actes
du Congrés ď Orange, 1988, 91-99.
syn/---/first half of 2nd-4th/typ
tsg ('sigillée claire B')
Discussion of the pottery made in the Rhône Valley known as
'sigillée Claire B' was the principal theme of the Orange
meeting of the SFECAG. Although clearly this is not a ware which
was exported to Britain, it is mainly a samian derivative in the
same way that Oxfordshire and Hadham wares are samian
derivatives, and it has a number of forms in common with those
wares. This paper presents a new type series for sigillée
Claire B, and a brief résumé of the dating. At the Orange
meeting there was a lengthy synthetic discussion on sigillée
Claire B, which is published in the same volume, ppl0l-8. See
also JRPS 3, entry no. 613.
of Roman Pottery Studies
Vol 4, 1991 pages 115
1001 Schmitt, A, 'Les
productions d'amphores dans la moyenne vallée du Rhône: mise
au point sur quelques types', SFECAG, Actes du Congrès
d'Orange, 1988, 25-33.
amp (not illustrated)
This paper summarises some recent (in 1988) chemical analyses
(by X-ray fluorescence and petrological analyses) on Roman
amphorae undertaken by the Laboratoire de Céramologie at Lyon.
(It follows on from and amplifies the results first announced in
Desbat 1987; JRPS 3, entry no. 612). A total of 135
samples were analysed, comprising ten different amphora forms:
Dressel 1 (7 exx.), 2-4 (49). 9 (37), 12 (4) & 28 (5);
Pascual 1 (2), Haltern 70 (5), and Gauloise 3 (13), 4 (8) &
5 (5). (There are no 'Haltern 70 similis'/'London 555' amphorae
among these samples). The XRF analyses divided this relatively
small overall number of samples into five different groups.
However, using petrological analyses in a complementary manner,
the paper shows that only the Dressel 1 (?similis), 2-4 and 9 (?similis)
amphorae can be said with some confidence to have been made in
the Lyon-Vienne region. It is suggested that the Dressel 12 and
Pascual 1 are likely to be Catalan in origin, while the other
Gaulish amphorae plus the Haltern 70's (?similis) seem likely to
have been made in the southern Rhône Valley. (The use of the
word 'similis' is not entirely consistent in this paper, and one
must wonder if the Haltern 70's in question are not actually 'Haltern
70 similis/London 555', since there is no mention of the fact
that Haltern 70's are normally southern Spanish in origin).