April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 84
 
Lot 84 - Neoclassical carved giltwood looking glass with jasperware portrait medallion of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

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Neoclassical carved giltwood looking glass with jasperware portrait medallion of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
continental, late 18th century

The portrait medallion marked, "Dr. Franklin" and "Wedgwood" on verso.

H: 38 in. W: 18 in.

Sold for $5,312
Estimated at $4,000 - $6,000


 

The portrait medallion marked, "Dr. Franklin" and "Wedgwood" on verso.

H: 38 in. W: 18 in.

The portrait medallion of Dr. Franklin appeared in the Wedgwood catalogue of 1787 under the heading "Illustrious Moderns." It was available in basalt or blue on white jasperware.

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