Black Americana comes in many forms and various subject matter. The black figurines are probably the most sought after and collected. Although most figurines portray the young black boy, this wonderful figurine is that of a young black girl.
Portrayed in one of the iconic images associated with black Americana; the black girl child is sitting on a chamber pot, but in this image she is holding an open fan in her right hand. Her facial details are lovely and depict an age of innocence and delight with her own personal fan. Her white nightshirt is trimmed in blue, which match her blue slippers while her nightcap is trimmed in red. The fan has both red and blue decoration. The black paint shows some wear, but is still very good. This is the first figurine I have seen with a fan. The figurine, circa, 1900, is from Germany and stands 4 1/2" in height and has an open base, which is earlier than the solid base pieces. The pieces of felt and be removed if you wish. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.