Object Name: Figural group
Date: ca. 1855
Dimensions: Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 in. ( 7 x 5.1 cm )
Place made: Europe, England
Description: Porcelain black male figurine with open book in hand seated on cotton bales next to dark-haired white girl; circular base with inscription, label fragment attached to bottom
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Robert C. Taylor
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Object Number: 1945.390
Marks: inscribed: on bottom of base in cursive: "Uncle Tom/&/ Evangeline"
The huge success of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," published in 1852, induced English potters to manufacture a plethora of related items. This figure is one of a set six depicting characters from the novel, as well as the author herself.