Diplomatic Reception Rooms

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Object Details

Maker
Unknown
Date
ca. 1830-1840
Geography
France: Paris
Culture
France, for export
Medium
ceramic; porcelain with overglaze enamels and gilt, mounted on a black stone base
Dimensions
Overall: 11 7/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 30.1625 cm x 14.605 cm x 10.795 cm
Provenance
By tradition, given to the Roy family "by a lady who once lived in the White House," said to have been Mrs. Hanna Van Buren; the estate of Miss Eugene Roy; auction at Melvin S. Clarke Co., Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia; to United States Consul Robert S. Back; to the Fine Arts Committee through purchase
Inscriptions
"Franklin" in the portrait vignette
Credit Line
Funds donated by The Honorable Clifford Folger and Mrs. Folger
Collection
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Accession Number
RR-1965.0049