France, for export
ceramic; porcelain with overglaze enamels and gilt, mounted on a black stone base
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
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
"Franklin" in the portrait vignette
Funds donated by The Honorable Clifford Folger and Mrs. Folger
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.