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Figurine: Benjamin Franklin

Object Number: 
1924.61
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/4 x 5 x 4 1/4 in. ( 38.7 x 12.7 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on front of base in gold cursive lettering: "General Washington"
Description: 
Earthenware figurine with overglaze enamal of Benjamin Franklin in blue coat with orange cuffs, yellow waistcoat with floral pattern, and scarlet knee pants, with scroll in right hand and tricorn hat in left; oval base with rock mound and tufts of grass; erroneously inscribed "George Washington".
Gallery Label: 
This object is erroneously inscribed as "General Washington."
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn
Provenance: 
The Collection of Charles Allen Munn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group