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Benjamin Franklin Bust

This is a bust. It was manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory and after Jean-Jacques Caffiéri and subject: Benjamin Franklin. We acquired it in 1926. Its medium is unglazed porcelain (bisque). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

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Benjamin Franklin Bust; Manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; unglazed porcelain (bisque); 1926-22-447-a,b

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