A good quality 19th century Staffordshire porcelain figure of the entertainer Thomas Dartmouth Rice perfoming the song & dance routine ‘Jump Jim Crow’.
Attributed to Dudson.
Height: 12.5cm (4.92 inches)
Condition: Thumb chipped. No restoration.
Stock ref: 15145/skx-nx
Price: £ 330 inc p&p
* 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.” (http://black-face.com/jim-crow.htm)
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