A Victorian style figure of a man named Douglas, produced by Florence Ceramics from the 1950s and 1960s. This dapper gentleman is dressed in a gray suit and top hat with maroon tie and trim. The detail is quite remarkable, including the gold watch fob and cuff links. Looks like Rhett from Gone With The Wind.
For those of you that may not be familiar with Florence Ward's story, I encourage you to read up on her. It's a very inspirational story that is quite moving. In her grief after losing a young son, she turned to a hobby of making clay figurines in her garage....and the rest is history! One of the many great collectible California potteries.
Rhett err, excuse me, Douglas stands 8 1/4" tall and is in great vintage condition. He is stamped on the bottom Florence Ceramics Copyright, but most of it is lost as he was stamped over the hole in the base.