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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 3, 1990 page 116
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 domination.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 118
629 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).
exc,col,syn/ptp,trd/late 2nd-4th/typ 
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.
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