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A terracotta portrait medallion of Benjamin Franklin, Jean-Baptiste Nini (1717-1786) Chaumont Sur Loire
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,440 USD
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93
A terracotta portrait medallion of Benjamin Franklin, Jean-Baptiste Nini (1717-1786) Chaumont Sur Loire
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,440 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Property from the Estate of Samuel P. Reed

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A terracotta portrait medallion of Benjamin Franklin, Jean-Baptiste Nini (1717-1786) Chaumont Sur Loire
inscribed · B. FRANKLIN. · AMERICAIN ·, signed and dated with impressed marks NINI / F 1777 / 1777  and a shield surmounted by a crown, centered by an arm holding a scepter and flanked by palm fronds, now in a fabric-lined shadow box and gilt frame.
diameter 4 3/8 in.; frame square 8 1/4 in.
11.1 cm; 20.9 cm
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Catalogue Note

This medallion, which depicts Benjamin Franklin as the Ambassador of the nascent United States of America to the Paris court of Louis XVI, was commissioned by Jacques-Donatien Le Ray from the Italian artist Jean-Baptiste Nini (1717-1786). Another example of this medallion is in the collection of The National Portrait Gallery, London.

No illustration.

Property from the Estate of Samuel P. Reed

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New York