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* Bust of Napoleon, Parian Ware by Copeland, England, 12" tall, As-Is

$12,000.00 Regular Price
$2,200.00Sale Price

 Priced in Mexican Pesos.   Bust of Napoleon, Copeland China, England, 12" tall, 7 1/2" wide.  I estimate this piece to be from the early period, 1860's to 1890's.  The main photo shows the true color of the porcelain. There is a small chip on the edge of his jacket.. shown in my last photo.. 

Parian ware is a type of biscuit porcelain imitating marble. It was developed around 1845 by the Staffordshire pottery manufacturer Mintons, and named after Paros, the Greek island renowned for its fine-textured, white Parian marble, used since antiquity for sculpture. It was also contemporaneously referred to as Statuary Porcelain by Copeland. Parian was essentially designed to imitate carved marble,[1] with the great advantage that it could be prepared in a liquid form and cast in a mould, enabling mass production.  The early history of the invention of Parian was confused at the time, with several firms producing biscuit, working concurrently to produce an improved material, and claiming credit. The first to claim its invention was Thomas Battam, manager of the art department at the Copeland Factory, who gave it the title 'Statuary Porcelain'. In 1842 Copeland produced some models, purchased by the Duke of Sutherland, the finish of which closely imitated some marbles in his collection. Batteman's material however was thought to be a version of stoneware.[2] The most likely date for the invention of Parian is 1845 when Minton produced trials, with versions on sale in June 1845.

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