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.

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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