Blackamoor torchere, Venice
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A venetian polychrome and gilt wooden blackamoor torchere figure standing on a octagonal faux marble plinth. Elaborated patterns on the moor rich costume, hand carved, painted and gilded. Electrified. Beautiful testimony of the Venetian tradition.
Size H 240 cm
Venice, 19th century.
Lit: One of the most famous sculptors of Blackamoor art was Andrea Brustolon (1662 – 1732) who was famous for making ebonized Blackamoor gueridons.