Bowl with portrait of Benjamin Franklin, 1777-1790
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Photo courtesy of Independence National Historical Park, archaeological collection, Philadelphia, Pa

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Lead-glazed earthenware; H. 4 1/3 in. (11.0 cm), Diam. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)
This earthenware bowl of cream-colored clay has transfer-printed designs and a clear glaze; it features a portrait of Franklin in the interior. The bowl is an archaeological artifact, and is partially reconstructed. Terms of Use Credits