A highly decorative 19th century Venetian polychrome carved wood, gesso, gilt and painted Blackamoor figure.
This figure consists of a female Blackamoor figure wearing decorative traditional dress holding a large clam shell aloft with original metal liner.
The figure is depicted kneeling on a cushion, leading down to the base which is painted with a draped fabric effect and supported by four gilt hairy paw feet.
The figure could be used as a planter or to display various items such as fruit etc, it certainly creates a very decorative display.
The figure is in good original condition with some paint losses and evidence of some re-touching.