A TERRACOTTA PORTRAIT ROUNDEL OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, CIRCA 1780
after Jean-Baptiste Nini (1717-1786), modeled in high relief facing his right, impressed 'B. FRANKLIN' and 'AMERICAIN', signed under the shoulder NINI/ F 1777 beside an armorial device, and second date 1777
Diameter 4½ in.
Two flat slither chips to molded bands, as visible in the catalogue illustration. The largest of which measures 1cm at widest points.
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Byron A. Born Collection, 1991