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    George Washington and Benjamin Franklin: Pitcher and Bowl. 5" Staffordshire pitcher with raised busts of Washington and Franklin in white against a blue ground, in the style of Wedgwood. One side has the famous bust of Franklin by Nini while the Washington side depicts a similarly familiar portrait. A large American eagle clutching an olive branch appears under the spout. Small, tight spider crack in base, chip to rim, several hairlines on neck extending downward to Washington portrait. Franklin side displays in excellent condition. Sold together with a Liverpool waste or finger bowl measuring 7" across. The sides have pastoral transfers. The interior of the bowl has a portrait of Franklin in fur cap, inscribed "Benj. Franklin L.L.D. F.R.S. Born at Boston in New England 17 Jan 1706". Light wear to Franklin transfer with three cracks extending downward on the sides.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    8th Saturday
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