Parian ware

A type of white porcelain with a slightly granular surface resembling the pure white, highly prized marble used for sculpture from the Greek island of Paros. It was used mainly for busts and figures produced by casting and was first made in England in the 1840s.

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Edward William Wyon, circa 1865 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
by Edward William Wyon
circa 1865
NPG 4508

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