A TERRACOTTA PORTRAIT ROUNDEL OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, CIRCA 1780
A TERRACOTTA PORTRAIT ROUNDEL OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, CIRCA 1780
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A TERRACOTTA PORTRAIT ROUNDEL OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, CIRCA 1780

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 USD

A TERRACOTTA PORTRAIT ROUNDEL OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, CIRCA 1780

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 USD

Lot Sold:1,250USD

Lot Details

Description

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.

11.5 cm


Condition Report

Two flat slither chips to molded bands, as visible in the catalogue illustration. The largest of which measures 1cm at widest points. 


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Byron A. Born Collection, 1991

Wedgwood and Beyond: English Ceramics from the Starr Collection
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