London, South Kensington
20 September 2001
A figure of Benjamin Franklin
wearing a cobalt-blue coat, flower-sprigged waistcoat and pink breeches, modelled standing holding a tricorn hat and a document, on titled shaped square base, circa 1855 (minor seam cracks) -- 35cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. B201, fig. 66.
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