Parian Ware Bread Plate (19th Century)
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, with the great advantage that it could be prepared in a liquid form and cast in a mould, enabling mass production.
This plate is 33cm diameter and has the lovely verse on the rim “Eat Thy Bread With Joy And Thankfulness” in a Pugin style.
A few very tiny imperfections obviously from the mould and ingrained over the years.
Delivery is free within Norfolk or £12 outside.