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Sale IT209 Lot 2302

WEDGWOOD BONE CHINA FLORENCE FRANCIS PORTRAIT CHARGER, 'YOUNG GIRL IN WHITE DRESS' the porcelain circa 1880, impressed uppercase mark and indistinct three letter code, the front signed and dated F.A. Francis 1885, finely painted with a shoulder-length portrait of a young girl, reserved on a shaded blue damask ground, dia: 16 in.; within a pierced carved giltwood frame, dia: 25 1/2 in.

Provenance: Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, NH 25 October 2016, lot 224.
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, no. 873.

Catalogue Note:
Florence Aimee Francis Snell (1849-1943) and her artist husband, Henry Snell, were primary to the establishment of the New Hope Art Colony. Born in London, England, Florence studied at the Art Students League in New York from 1882 until 1883, and then again from 1885 to 1886. Very few of her paintings from this early period are extant, all eight are portraits of children on Wedgwood chargers. She went on to become a nationally and internationally recognized artist. In addition to the McMillan prize in 1913, she was invited to exhibit four works at the San Francisco Pan Pacific International Exhibition of 1915.
Estimate $600-800

Sold for $300.00

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