It’s stunning 60-inches (5-foot) tall, 20-inches in width and 16 deep. Has brought years of beauty to my home. Mostly on the European market and very heavily in Italy. They were Muslims and some were even found in Spain. They were often referred to as, Nubian Slaves. Blackamoors have a long history in decorative art and it stretches all the way back to the 17th century. The trend seemed to have started in Italy and especially in Venice. The Moors were sometimes used to steer the Gondola boats and this is the earliest pictures we find of them. Statues of Blackamoors in theses boats are very common. Blackamoor is a slang word that refers to dark skinned people, not so much today, but in the past. Most older Blackamoors were carved out of wood and covered in gesso and polychrome painted Some are made of bronze and other metals, while many are made of ceramic and porcelain. They were designed to be mostly pedestals to hold candelabra or flowers. Some were tables and wall brackets. Smaller ones were often found as table decorations. The item “Antique Hand-Carved and Hand-Painted Early 20th Century Blackamoor Torchiere” is in sale since Wednesday, November 15, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines”. The seller is “ameil” and is located in Sacramento, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Primary Material: Wood
- Age: Unknown
- Original/Reproduction: Original