Figural torchere on stand, c. The torchere is formed as a young man wearing an elaborate costume decorated in bright polychrome colours with gilded highlights, he is holding a torch with a five light gilded fitting in one hand and tray in the other while standing on the prow of a boat which is raised on a cylindrical faux marble column with gilded fringed drapery.
It is a very beautiful and rather unique example of Venetian art. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, waxed and rewired in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Height 207 x Width 57 x Depth 34. Height 81.5 x Width 22.4 x Depth 13.4.
Blackamoor figures (Italian moretto, moretti) are depictions of. Used in sculpture, jewelry, armorial designs and decorative art. The blackamoor is typically male, depicted with a head covering, usually a. And covered in rich jewels and. Or painted black to contrast with the bright colors of the embellishments.
Depictions may only represent the head, or head and shoulders, facing the viewer in a symmetrical pose. In decorative sculpture the full body is depicted, either to hold trays as virtual servants or bronze sconces to hold candles or light fixtures. They may be incorporated into small stands, tables, or. They are often portrayed in pairs.
Often these blackamoors are in acrobatic positions that would be impossible to hold for any extended length of time for a real person. One of the finest examples of a blackamoor in the arts is the Mohr mit Smaragdstufe Moor with. Cluster, in the collection of the. The statue is richly decorated with jewels and is 63.8 cm (2.09 ft) high. An African-American sculptor, displayed an installation at the 2003.Wilson placed wooden blackamoors carrying acetylene torches and fire extinguishers. Wilson noted that such figures are so common in Venice that few people notice them. He said, They are in hotels everywhere in Venice...
Which is great, because all of a sudden you see them everywhere. I wanted it to be visible, this whole world which sort of just blew up for me.
Take a tour of our London showrooms. Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station.
Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right.
There is car parking available on site. Please make all cheques payable to Regent Antiques. Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. The item "Antique Venetian Carved Wood Blackamoor Torchere Candelabra Late 19th Century" is in sale since Saturday, October 6, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Other Antique Furniture\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX. This item can be shipped worldwide.