Staffordshire Porcelain Figure of Jim Crow c1835


A good quality 19th century Staffordshire porcelain figure of the entertainer Thomas Dartmouth Rice perfoming the song & dance routine  ‘Jump Jim Crow’.
Circa: 1835
Height: 12.5cm (4.92 inches)
Condition: Just his left thumb restored. Minor wear, no other damage or restoration.
Stock ref: 15145/skx-nx
Price: £275
* Thomas Rice didn’t create the Jim Crow character, song or dance. He originally learned it from watching black slaves and then added his own touches to it. Rice’s performance of Jump Jim Crow “eventually turned him into the highest paid minstrel performer around” and, by 1838, the Boston Post reported that, “the two most popular characters in the world at the present time are [Queen] Victoria and Jim Crow.” (

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Dimensions 12.5 cm
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