Staffordshire Pottery Figure of Benjamin Franklin

Large Staffordshire Pottery Figure of Benjamin Franklin,

Named Franklin on base.

Mid-19th Century

(Ref: NY9354-kirx)

This Staffordshire figure of Benjamin Franklin has a white base with the words Franklin molded in the front. Franklin stands with a mazarine blue jacket and a flower-decorated waistcoat and a tricorne hat under his left arm and a book held in his right.

The condition is good.

According to the entry for a similar figure at the American Philosophical Society, this ceramic figure is an adaptation of François Marie Suzanne's 1793 terracotta statuette of Benjamin Franklin. Suzanne’s statuette was frequently reproduced with variations of costume and poses.

Dealer Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
Date: Mid-19th Century
Origin England
Artist/Maker Staffordshire
Measurements Height: 14 1/4 inches x 6 1/4 inches wide x 4 1/4 inches deep
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Price 2900
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