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TERRACOTTA BAS-RELIEF PORTRAIT MEDALLION OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BY JEAN BAPTISTE NINI (ITALIAN 1717-1787).

Est. $600-$900

Sold: $1,320 ($1,100)

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Inscribed in raised lettering around the center “B. FRANKLIN. AMERICAIN,” signed “NINI” with crowned cartouche and dated 1777 beneath the shoulder, l.r. Diameter 4 ½ inches.

Literature: An identical medallion is discussed and illustrated in David & Linda Arman, “Anglo-American Ceramics,” Part I, p. 231, AI.9.

Additional Information

lot_num

200

low_est

600

high_est

900

consignor

5339-83