Portrait plaque of Benjamin Franklin (Wedgwood), ca. 1900
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American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia

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Rectangular, olive-green jasperware plaque with high-relief, cream-colored biscuit porcelain profile portrait of Franklin in the guise of a classical Roman senator. Beneath the image is the name FRANKLIN in cream-colored relief capital letters.

The plaque is enclosed in a wide, compound-moulded black frame; reverse marking, if any, cannot be determined.

Connection to Franklin
Image based on an approximately 1778 model
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