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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1855, in Tours; died 1929, in Tours.

Potter, writer, archaeologist.

School of Tours.

Auguste-Alexandre Chauvigné trained with his father Auguste-François, and worked in the same studio. A journalist, novelist, playwright, historian and archeologist, he was a member of the Académie Française and of the Académie d'Agriculture. In ...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 2 January 1837, in Geneva; died 12 April 1914, in Paris.

Enameller, potter, archaeologist.

Christophe Mayor was a pupil of Hébert, Glardon and Lamunière. He worked in Paris, London and, from 1863, in Geneva, where he taught ceramics at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts....

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Nancy E. Green

American archaeologist, ethnologist and decorative tile designer and manufacturer. Mercer grew up in a privileged Philadelphia family, and at a young age he began his lifelong love of travel, which would take him eventually throughout Europe, the Middle East and Mexico. These travels would later influence his tile designs for the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. From ...