Old Politicals Auction #12
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/7/2011

This oval box is about 2" x 1 ½” x ¾” porcelain and enameled and has brass fittings along the top and bottom lids which still smoothly closes. The portrait is hand-colored under glaze and the base is a bold royal blue color. It dates from the 19th century but is not of the Franklin period. A colorful keepsake of the celebrated inventor, printer, philosopher, and Founding Father. Excellent and one of the best examples we have seen. This box is also known with other different statesmen pictured on the lid and one other slightly different Franklin image which we think is a result of different artist finishing each piece by hand. Estimate: $500-600
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Benjamin Franklin Portrait Battersea-Style Pill or Snuff Box
Benjamin Franklin Portrait Battersea-Style Pill or Snuff Box
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Minimum Bid: $295
Final prices include buyers premium.: $330
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Friday, October 7, 2011.

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