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Benjamin Franklin Bust, 1790–1795

This is a bust. It was manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory and after Jean-Jacques Caffiéri and subject: Benjamin Franklin. It is dated 1790–1795 and we acquired it in 1926. Its medium is unglazed porcelain (bisque). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a: bust): 28 x 21 x 8.5 cm (11 in. x 8 1/4 in. x 3 3/8 in.) H x W x D (b: platform): 9.8 x 24 x 21.5 cm (3 7/8 x 9 7/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Incised mark: N

Cite this object as

Benjamin Franklin Bust, 1790–1795; Manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; unglazed porcelain (bisque); H x W x D (a: bust): 28 x 21 x 8.5 cm (11 in. x 8 1/4 in. x 3 3/8 in.) H x W x D (b: platform): 9.8 x 24 x 21.5 cm (3 7/8 x 9 7/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1926-22-447-a,b

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