30 March 1999,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 27,600
USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
A PAIR OF ITALIAN ROCOCO PARCEL-SILVERED AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED BLACKAMOORS
Each wearing a feathered turban, a tunic and shirt with palm leaves, standing on a rockwork base, partially redecorated, sold with a pair of black velvet plinths
54in. (138cm.) high; the plinths 16 1/2in. (42cm.) high (2)
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A closely related pair of blackamoors, with similar attenuated proportions, is illustrated in S. Levy, Il Mobile Veneziano del Settecento, 1964, vol. II, fig. 329.
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