fine quality c19th parianware bust study of achilles hero of the trojan wars in greek mythology

Fine quality C19th parian-ware bust study of Achilles ,hero of the Trojan wars in Greek Mythology .



Item Ref

ML 1906


Fine quality C19th parian-ware bust study of Achilles, hero of the Trojan wars in Greek Mythology.
Well-modelled parian-ware white china bust study mounted on a circular socle base . The hero of the Trojan wars depicted wearing his distinctive plumed helmet . The helmet with gilded detail highlights, with coiled serpent design to the fore .
Parian-ware was produced in Staffordshire in the nineteenth century principally developed by Minton and Copeland . The china-ware pure white body named after the esteemed and valued white marble from the Greek island of Paros , was used in imitation of the precious stone . This example without a factory mark but of the highest quality and probably by Mintons .
In Greek Mythology, Achilles was a Greek hero of the Trojan wars and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad . Said to be a Demi-god , his mother was the nymph Thetis and his father was Peleus , king of the Myrmidons .
In excellent original condition with no damage or repairs.
H 15"
W 8"
D 6"
England c. 1870
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Internal Ref: ML 1906


Height = 38 cm (15")
Width = 20 cm (8")
Depth = 15 cm (6")

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