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A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MASSACHUSETTS
A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

LATE 18TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO THE WOOD FAMILY

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A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
LATE 18TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO THE WOOD FAMILY
modeled standing with head tilted slightly back, his right hand extended and his left holding an open book resting against his thigh, on a stepped square pedestal, three sides molded with a flower-head medallion, the front labeled Dr Frankling [sic]
13 5/8 in. high

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See Frank Falkner, The Wood Family of Burslem (London, 1912), p. 16, pl. IX, illus. no. 37. Here the author notes that the portrait 'shows a lifelike expression of the American philosopher, who in 1757 met with such appreciation in England.' Also compare the example sold in the Collection of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, sold Christie's, New York, 21 January 2006, lot 502.

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