parian

Fine-grained, hard-paste white porcelain with marble-like appearance. The name comes from Paros, an Aegean island where Greek and Roman marble was mined. Parian ware was developed in Britain at either copeland or minton in the 1840s. It is usually unglazed and uncoloured and was used to make dolls' heads and slip-cast to make busts and figures.
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Parian

Pa'ri·an adjective [ Latin Parius .] Of or pertaining to Paros, an island in the Ægean Sea noted for its excellent statuary marble; as, Parian marble. Parian chronicle , a most ancient chronicle of the city of Athens, engraved on marble in the Isle of Paros, now among the Aru
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Parian

Pa'ri·an noun 1. A native or inhabitant of Paros. 2. A ceramic ware, resembling unglazed porcelain biscuit, of which are made statuettes, ornaments, etc.
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Parian

• (n.) A ceramic ware, resembling unglazed porcelain biscuit, of which are made statuettes, ornaments, etc. • (a.) Of or pertaining to Paros, an island in the Aegean Sea noted for its excellent statuary marble; as, Parian marble. • (n.) A native or inhabitant of Paros.
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