Live Auction

June 2024: Day Two

Fri, Jun 14, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1000

Domenico Menconi (Italian, 19th C.) Carved Carrara Marble Sculpture, 1877, "Benjamin Franklin", H 31" Dia. 10"

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

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Standing figure of Benjamin Franklin holding an Italian paper calendar in one hand and a pencil in the other. His gaze looks to the distance past the viewer. With a cane, having a Phrygian cap style handle, tucked under his left arm. Signed, dated 1877, and titled on base. Finely detailed carving with texturing to the clothing and veins and wrinkling to the skin. Provenance: Property of a Grosse Pointe Park, MI private collector.


When viewed under UV light, no conservation efforts fluoresced. The end of the cane is fractured and lost tip is not accompanied with the lot. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.

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Property of a Grosse Pointe Park, MI private collector.