Parian porcelain figure, John Bell

Parian porcelain figure, John Bell

Figure of Dorothea
John Bell
Minton & Co., Stoke-on-Trent
England
1847
Parian porcelain 
Museum no. 44-1865

Porcelain

Porcelain describes ceramics with a white body fired at a high temperature.

Parian refers to fine-grained porcelain, usually unglazed, that imitates marble. It became popular from the mid 19th century, especially for making figures and busts.