November 10, 2021 11:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 93
 
Lot 93 - Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, 1717-1786)

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Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, 1717-1786)
A Terracotta Portrait Medallion of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), France, dated "1777"

Inscribed, "B. FRANKLIN AMERICAIN, " the sitter wearing a fur cap, impressed with crest, signature and date, "1777", verso with impressed fleur-de-lis and inscribed in ink, "acheté a Blois en Septembre 1872", old label remnant.

Dia: 4 3/4 in.

Provenance

A California collector.

Sold for $3,024
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

Inscribed, "B. FRANKLIN AMERICAIN, " the sitter wearing a fur cap, impressed with crest, signature and date, "1777", verso with impressed fleur-de-lis and inscribed in ink, "acheté a Blois en Septembre 1872", old label remnant.

Dia: 4 3/4 in.

Provenance

A California collector.

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