Venetian Blackamoor c.1850

Blackamoor is an art form that depicts highly decorative, exotic non-white figures, often bejewelled black African men.

Description

We are proud to offer a large hand carved example of a blackamoor figure, modelled in standing pose similar examples would typically have held a lacquered tray in both hands. This example has however lost its tray but nevertheless this example can still be respectfully presented as a sculptural / artistic figure dating back to 1850. With its original glass eyes still in place, carved bone teeth, brass ear rings and brass necklace this example is extremely well carved and wonderful sculptural example of its type.

These figures, usually painted with gold leaf, appeared in homewares, with statues guarding doors in lieu of real servants, or men in eye-watering contortions proffering trays to be used as tables. They also appear in jewellery design and were particularly popular in the workshops of Venice.

Dimensions in inches: H 24” x W 10” x D 13”

Origin: Italian, Venetian

Age:1850 – 1890

Material: Carved wood

Item Condition

This item is completely solid in structure and form, Missing its original tray, the left hand is missing a half section of its finger but has been overpainted to match the body, the right hand is also missing its small finger. Light scuffs and wear as you would expect of an item of its age. The photos aim to represent this items condition as best as possible. However, if you are unsure of specific areas, we strongly suggest you propose question before a purchase is made to avoid any confusion or disappointment.

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