A very fine example of a c.1860 Staffordshire, Whiteware figure of anti-slavery, abolitionist John Brown. Standing with two young black girls, rescued from slavery, the left bearing the drooping dress to expose the chest, typical of "tragic" female illustration of the 19th century. This theme was repeated in the depiction of Hagar in illustrated Bibles, etc.
The figure hand-painted, with each and every example unique. I've never seen two the same. Most were made in England and then shipped to America right before and during the beginning year of the Civil War. They are now rare survivors held in museum collections.
Very good state with colors nearly as the day it was produced. Approximately 6 inches in height.
For similar examples see Sam Margolin, And Freedom to the Slave: Antislavery Ceramincs 1787-1865.
A similar example just sold at $600.00 at auction. Very reasonably priced.