This old black mammy figure was probably used to serve mustard, jelly or some other condiment. She’s short and squatty and has a lot of character. In one hand is a small spoon and in the other hand is, I believe, a long handled skillet. She’s wearing a plaid apron and there is a large bow on the top of her head. The big eyes make her face almost scary. Her head is the lid for the jar and her upper lip is a part of the lid. Her lower lip is part of the bowl so it appears that her mouth is open. I believe this is where the spoon handle would go. Originally she may have had a curved handled, ceramic spoon that may have looked like a tongue. All color is under glaze. This piece is not marked but I believe she was made in Japan and is from the 1930's or 1940's.
It measures about 4 ¼” tall and the base is about 3” in diameter. This is in very nice condition with minimal wear. The glaze on the bow is rough but it is manufacturing imperfections and not damage. This does not come with a spoon.
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