This medium-small antique Parian ware bust is a study of the Greek goddess Clytie (Klytie), possibly made in the English factories of Minton or Copeland but unmarked. Clytie was a water nymph in Greek mythology, who loved the sun god Helios. When he forsook her for the love of Leukothoe (Leucothea), she pined away and was transformed into the sun-gazing heliotrope flower--a sunflower. Also known as biscuit porcelain, Parian ware was popular in the Victorian era, as an affordable take on marble and other stone sculptures. The statues are beautiful alone, but my favorite use is to set them on shelves or tables to create a vintage vignette with other bisque porcelain--so striking when set up in groups or multiples. This bust came to me with a large collection from a former museum curator who had to downsize his home. There are some surface stains but otherwise in good vintage condition.
The bust measures about 7-1/4" tall by about 4-3/4" at the widest point and 3-1/2" deep. The base is a little over 2-1/2" in diameter. Weighs 13.4 ounces.
Symbol of the transformation of unrequited love.
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