Antique colored terracotta figure of a afro-american, resting on a bench with newspaper and cigar was executed by Bernard Bloch (died 1815) on his ceramic manufacture in Eichwald, Bohemia in 1880s.
Bernhard Bloch of Eichwald, the owner of Firma Bernhard Bloch, Eichwald in Bohemia (now the town of Dubi, Czech Republic), was one of the top producers of figural terracottes and ceramics, and his fine work is still prized by collectors today.
Inscription: signed with monogramm B.B.and model number 4873 on the back of the base
Technique: colored terracotta, table is made of wood.
Measurements: h. 9 " ( 23 cm )
Condition: in good original condition.