Parian Ware Bust Titled 'Clytie' c.1865 Sculpted by C. Delpech
The bust as woman emerging from a calyx of sunflower petals all upon a socle, the design after the marble original held in the collection of the British Museum.
In the legend Clytie, the deserted lover of Helios the sun, sat staring at the sun, following it throughout each day until eventually she was turned into a flower, heliotrope. The image became very popular in the nineteenth century and both marble and Parian copies were made. Several Pottery manufacturers produced copies of 'Clytie' including Copeland and Minton.
Examples of Clytie are in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and The British Museum.