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.
Read our latest news and have your say.
Identify our Silhouettes
Join enthusiastic contributors who have already identified 155 sitters.
Tell us more about our Silvy sitters
Help us identify the sitters who visited Camille Silvy’s photographic studio during the 1860s.