Victorian Parian Figure of a Classical Woman
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.
Fine detailed parian figure of a classical woman.
In good condition.
Dimensions: 32cm high x 8cm diameter