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Victorian Parian Bust of Benjamin Disraeli

Victorian Parian Bust of Benjamin Disraeli

SKU: RJ01389
£95.00Price

In The 18th and 19th century every house had a fireplace, and therefore a mantlepiece, and in the grander houses, several mantlepieces. These would be decorated with all manner of things from clocks, candlesticks, photograph frames and pottery and brass ornaments.

 

Parian ware is a type of porcelain immitating marble. It was developed in 1845 by Staffordshire pottery manufactureres, Mintons.  It is named after Paros, a greek island famed for its use of fine-textured Parian marble.  These busts would have had pride of place on the mantlepiece or shelves of a wealthier household.

 

A Victorian parian bust of Benjamin Disraeli (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) a former Prime Minister of the UK

 

In very good condition

 

Dimensions: length 12cm x 20cm high

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