Introduced in the 19th century, a hard fired vitreous porcelaneous body. Bisque white, it was often used in imitation of classical ornamentation, resembling Roman marble. Later tablewares, such as those from the Irish Belleek factory, require a clear lead glaze.
A doll collector term associated with German Bisque lady dolls with modeled hair and accessories. No appropriate historic term is apt, thus the descriptive Parian term was adapted for collectors to properly identify this category.