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Porcelain figurine of a Jewish ribbon peddler in a green coat

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.593

Painted porcelain figurine of an oddlooking Jewish peddler in a green overcoat and purple jacket with ribbons hanging around his waist. This is a smaller reproduction of a design by 19th century Staffordshire potters, such as Minton. Jewish peddlers were a familiar sight in 19th century London, especially following the large influx of East European Jews. Those who arrived with no money, could acquire goods on credit and immediately begin selling items on the street. Others were continuing the trade they had pursued previously. This figurine is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

manufacture:  approximately 1845-1875
manufacture: Great Britain
Decorative Arts
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:35:56
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