Pair 19th Century Hand-Painted Blackamoors with Pedestals

2705-73526 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

76H x 12W x 12D

Location: Dallas

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$8,750 $12,500

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Pair 19th Century Hand-Painted Blackamoors with Pedestals are an extraordinary example of master Italian artistry!  Hand-painted with a polychrome finish to a degree of excellence, they were hand-carved with exceptional detail depicting holding torcheres.  Set upon pedestals that were added at a later date, they're finished on all sides and represent a matched pair, one male and one female figure.  First made popular in Venice during the 18th century, they were frequently used to welcome guests into a lavish home, or were depicted on gondolas which are the distinctive boats used in that fabled city.

Circa 1880s

Each measures 76H x 12W x 12D