An exceptional pair of 19th century Venetian Blackamoors. The polychrome decoration and gilding of the highest order on contemporary square section bases. Mid-19th century.
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ProvenanceOne of the finest examples of a Blackamoor in the arts is the Mohr mit Smaragdstufe ("Moor with Emerald Cluster"), in the collection of the Grünes Gewölbe in Dresden, Germany. It was created by Balthasar Permoser in 1724. The statue is richly decorated with jewels and is 63.8 cm (2.09 ft) high.