Easily one of the most enigmatic pieces of pottery that I’ve ever seen. An unglazed red ware bookend with what appears to be a black man (circa 1920/30) sitting crossed legged with a pot on his lap and one behind. The tool marks and pattern that surround him seem to mimic a kiln/fireplace.
Scribed at the bottom in print I AM A POTTER. Measures 6″ tall and 6″ wide. The image shows great detail, the edges of the bookend are raw. $225.