13 November 2003
A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT WHITE-PAINTED BLACKAMOORS
Venetian, late 18th or early 19th century
Each supporting a seashell on his shoulders; each on an integrally carved naturalistic base and panelled octagonal wood pedestal.
Minor wear to gilding and polychromy.
28 3/8 in. (72.1 cm.) high, each (2)
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The two figures in the present lot are virtually identical to a larger pair of blackamoors sold anonymously in Phillips, London, 6 February 1996, lot 120.
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