Parian ware
noun Date: 1860 1. parian 2. articles made of parian

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  • Parian Ware — was a cheap substitute for marble invented by Thomas Battam and resembling marble in both surface and colour. A notable advantage was that it could be prepared in a liquid form and cast in a mould a quality lending itself to mass production.… …   Wikipedia

  • Parian ware — an English and American hardpaste porcelain ware introduced c1850, having a white, hard surface and used mainly for biscuit figures. [1890 95] * * * ▪ pottery       porcelain introduced about 1840 by the English firm of Copeland & Garrett, in… …   Universalium

  • parian ware — noun Usage: usually capitalized P Etymology: Parian (I) : a relatively low fired white to pale ivory ceramic body made of feldspar and china clay and used usually for bisque statuary and ornamental items * * * an English and American hardpaste… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parian — may mean *Pertaining to Paros, the Greek island * Parian marble, used for sculpture *Parian Ware, an inexpensive substitute for marble and fashionable in Victorian England …   Wikipedia

  • Parian — [per′ē ən, par′ē ən] adj. 1. of Paros 2. a) designating a fine, white marble found in Paros b) like this marble 3. designating a fine, white porcelain (Parian ware) that resembles Parian marble n. a person born or living in Paros …   English World dictionary

  • parian — I. ˈpa(a)rēən, ˈper adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin parius Parian, from Greek parios (from Paros, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean sea) + English an 1. : of or relating to the Cycladic island of Paros, noted for its …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parian marble — For the tablet known as the Parian Marble or Marmor Parium, see Parian Chronicle. Parian marble is a fine grained semitranslucent pure white and entirely flawless marble quarried during the classical era on the Greek island of Paros in the Aegean …   Wikipedia

  • Parian — /pair ee euhn, par /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Paros, noted for its white marble. 2. noting or pertaining to a fine, unglazed porcelain resembling this marble. 3. of, pertaining to, or resembling a native or inhabitant of Paros. n. 4. a native …   Universalium

  • Parian — Pa ri*an, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Paros. [1913 Webster] 2. A ceramic ware, resembling unglazed porcelain biscuit, of which are made statuettes, ornaments, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minton ware — ▪ pottery       cream coloured and blue printed earthenware maiolica, bone china, and Parian porcelain produced at a factory founded in 1793 in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, Eng., by Thomas Minton, who popularized the famous so called Willow… …   Universalium

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