Antique Black Americana Ceramic Uncle Tom & Eva Figurine mid to late 1800's
Hello, you are looking at an antique hand painted ceramic figurine of Uncle Tom and Eva, characters in the famous novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. If you are unfamiliar, the book was an anti slavery novel published in 1852, intended to educate people in the Northern states on the horrible nature of slavery in the South, and to try to try to make people in the South more empathetic towards those forced into slavery. Uncle Tom and Eva were main characters in the story. It definitely had an impact on the political climate that led to the election of Abe Lincoln, and subsequently, the Civil War. Sorry that was so long winded, but the point is that many of these such figurines were more than just pieces of decorative art - they were declarations of one's opinion of the anti slavery movement, and were placed in a prominent place in a residence. This figurine dates back to somewhere after 1852 when the book was published, and is probably more than 125 years old. It is not signed, has no chips or cracks, but shows crazing all over.
It is approximately 8.5" high, 4.5" wide and 3 deep. There is a small spot of blue glaze at the bottom in the back that was a manufacturing mistake. It is my heartfelt hope that there is someone out there in eBayland who will appreciate this figurine as a true and valuable piece of Black Americana, unlike most of the novelty items that are available for sale. The item "Antique Black Americana Ceramic Uncle Tom & Eva Figurine mid to late 1800's" is in sale since Sunday, December 16, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Figures & Sculptures". The seller is "lichnis" and is located in Sunnyvale, California. This item can be shipped to United States.