Portrait plaque of Benjamin Franklin (Wedgwood), before 1795
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Oval ceramic plaque with raised profile image of Franklin. The clay has a smooth, white surface (body or glaze?). It is enclosed in a compound-moulded, dark wood frame with a small metal hanging ring at its top. The reverse of the plaque is covered over by a printed sheet of paper (a page from a Bible). Pasted to the back is a small paper tag on which is written in a later hand, "Plaque of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Model by Flaxman (1775-1825) Cast by Josiah Wedgwood 1730-1795."
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