Parian is a type of bisque porcelain. It was named after Paros, a Greek island renowned for its fine-textured, white marble of the same name. Invented by Thomas Battam, Parian was essentially designed as imitation carved marble, with the great advantage that it was prepared in a liquid form and cast in a mould, enabling mass production.
breedon antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom
Nice decorative item of quality has crack in base of shell but still looks good standing 22cm high length 26cm depth 20cm