Benjamin Franklin


Front: High relief bust depicting Benjamin Franklin in profile. Lightly incised above the bust: “PRESENTS / OF” and below the bust: “FRANKLIN.” All surrounded with a lightly incised straight double lined border with a wavy lined, decorative cornered inner border.
Rear: Blank, polished
Spine: Three raised bands, top and bottom comprised of an incised line and cove; middle comprised of two incised lines.
Foredge: Inset with striations representing pages.

From a collection assembled thirty years ago by Phyllis Baker, an antique dealer in Wilmington, Delaware.

  • Dateca. 1900
  • MediumAlabaster
  • Dimensions (inches)6 5/8 x 4 5/16 x 5/8