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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 ...


Gordon Campbell

The term is used in two distinct senses. In prehistoric archaeology (in which there is an eponymous ‘combed ware culture’), the term denotes a pattern of pottery decoration in which the impressions of a comb-like stamp alternate with rows of small depressions. In medieval and modern pottery (especially of peasant origin), the term denotes pottery covered with slips of contrasting colours combed into feather patterns....


George Bankes

Pre-Columbian culture of South America that extended throughout several valleys on the south coast of Peru and flourished between c. ad 1000 and 1476. The Ica–Chincha pottery style was first recognized by the German archaeologist Max Uhle, and regional variations have since been defined by archaeologists from the University of California at Berkeley, especially by ...


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....


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 ...


Fernanda de Araujo Costa

Pre-Columbian culture of South America, named after the Brazilian city of Santarém at the junction of Rio Tapajós and the lower Amazon. The high concentration of Pre-Columbian peoples formerly existing in the lower Amazon Basin, represented in the main by the Santarém culture and the Konduri complex, extended along both banks of the Amazon and the lower courses of its tributaries, the Tapajós, Nhamundá and Trombetas. Santarém remains chiefly comprise numerous pottery and stone artefacts. They are often found intact, or nearly so, and richly decorated, sometimes with modelled decorations known as ‘...