Marseille, les ateliers de potiers du XIIIe s. et le quartier Sainte-Barbe, Ve-XVIIe s.

Abstract : In 1991, construction work in the north-east neighbourhood of Marseilles was the opportunity of studying the quarter Sainte-Barbe (5th-17th century). These excavations revealed the remains of an extra-muros quarter specialized in the prodction of pottery during the 13th century. For the first time in France, the production of urban polyvalent workshops over a hundred years could be analyzed (common unglazed xare, glazed cooking ware, painted tin-glazed ware…). The presence of a kiln of islamic tradition as well as the types of shapes suggest a transfer of the know-how, moving-abouts of the craftsmen and of their productions, and offers a newer view upon the history of techniques and the origins of majolica in Southern France. This book presents a study about kilns with clay rods supporting the vessels around the Mediterranean basin and in the Near-East. It sheds light upon a firing technique which has disapeared in the West. An exceptional documentary source cancerning ceramic techniques as well as the history of the city of Marseilles.
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Henri Marchesi, Jacques Thiriot, Lucy Vallauri, Marie Leenhardt. Marseille, les ateliers de potiers du XIIIe s. et le quartier Sainte-Barbe, Ve-XVIIe s.. France. Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 391 p., 1997, Documents d'Archéologie Française, n° 65, 978-2-7351-0621-9. ⟨halshs-00496851⟩

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