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Lot:1076 “1779” (circa 1890s) Benjamin Franklin Portrait Medallion. Bare Head Left, Latin Legend. By Émile Ba

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SBP2023年11月加州#1-Sydney F. Martin集藏

2023-11-14 01:00:00

2023-11-14 05:00:00

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“1779” (circa 1890s) Benjamin Franklin Portrait Medallion. Bare Head Left, Latin Legend. By Émile Balon, after Jean-Baptiste Nini. Margolis-26, Greenslet GM-7, Betts-Unlisted. Terracotta. About Uncirculated.126.3 mm; approximately 11.0 mm at the edge. 334.3 grams. Obverse in high relief, with Latin legend around, ERIPUIT COELO FULMEN SCEPTRUMQUE TIRANNIS, divided by complex stops of hands holding lightning rods and bolts emerging from clouds, separate in two places, in concert in four positions. Signed on the truncation, I B NINI, incuse at left but weakly so. The Margolis reference notes a date here as well, but it is not visible on this piece. A coat of arms on the right truncation. Signed and dated in Arabic numerals again beneath the truncation, NINI F 1779, in relief. All details strong in definition, beyond these signature and date marks which have varying weaknesses. Plain, squared edge without taper, and a plain reverse with the usual suspension hole opening at the upper reverse and on the edge above.<p><p>Deep tan with a faint orange hue on the obverse with a very even appearance, while the reverse is a bit more orange terracotta. About four tiny edge chips, and one larger chip out of the prominent obverse borderline near 12 oclock. No other notable flaws are seen, which is remarkable for a fragile piece of this size and age. Light pencil notes on the reverse read "1890s" and what might have been an old price of "18 F"[rancs]? The 1890s is, in fact, believed to be the decade of manufacture, this being identified as one of the aftercasts by &Eacute;mile Balon, a ceramicist operating in Blois, France. According to Margolis, Balons own correspondence mentions these medallions described as "Franklin légende latine" being offered variously for 10 or 12 Francs in four different entries. This supports the suspicion that the marking on the back of this one was indeed a price. Margolis further notes that there are few appearances of this variant in the literature he consulted, which aligns with our own experience, as not a single example appears in our online archives. As with the <em>spectacles </em>variant offered previously in this sale, this is not a product of Ninis own shop, but it clearly relates to the series. It now has comfortably more than a century of age, and is nicely accomplished, well preserved and extremely rare. Margolis listed five examples known to him as of 2015, three of which were in the Art Institute of Chicago, the Ch&acirc;teau de Chaumont, and the Harvard Art Museum. As such, the term <em>museum piece</em> can be easily applied to this, as well as any grand module product relating to Ninis historic works.<strong>To view supplemental information and all items from the Sydney F. Martin Collection, click<a href="https://stacksbowers.com/sydney-f-martin-collection/"target=’_blank’> here.</a></strong>.From the Sydney F. Martin Collection.

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