Figure group of Benjamin Franklin and Louis XVI signing the Treaty of Alliance in 1778, 1780-1785
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Niderville, Alsace, France
Lemire (Charles Gabriel Sauvage)
Porcelain; Maximum H. 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm), base H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm) W. 8 3/4 (22.2 cm), D. 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Winterthur, Del.), 1957.790
This figural group in the round represents the French King Louis XVI and Benjamin Franklin, acting as Minister Plenipotentiary of the new United States, signing the Treaty of Amity and Commerce on February 6, 1778.
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