From the Petite Choses Company, USA, is this Blackamoor figure offered here. This vintage figurine is a cold-painted spelter with two chore baskets; one on his back and one at his feet. Twisted wire imitates the ropes needed to manage the load in the baskets, possibly grains. His short pants are cream or white with green and orange vertical stripes. Measuring five inches tall, this figure is screwed securely to the brass base measuring 2 3/8 inches in diameter. Manufactured in mid-nineteenth century the manufacturer’s sticker is missing. The figure is in need of cleaning, but the condition is very good to excellent with only a tiny bit of paint missing from the left hand.
Petite Choses Blackamoor with 2 Baskets