£350.00

Place

Stoke-on-Trent

Date

c.1885

Item Description

Parian bust - height 12 x 9 inches wide Fine. After Dickens' death in 1870 he became a popular subject for all sorts of commemorative souvenirs, including Parian sculptures. This very attractive rendering of him with his iconic beard closely resembles him during the last decade of his life, when he regularly read his works at extremely well-attended public events. Parian is a type of fine-grained paste manufactured from the 1840s onward, which derives its name from the fine marble found on the Greek island of Paros, believed to be the best sculptural marble available. The finest examples of "Statuary Porcelain" were produced by the world famous firms of Minton and Copeland. This piece is a particularly good example in fine condition with a smooth and very white texture.

[Stock No. 26882]

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