19th Century Carved Wooden Italian Blackamoor Lamp/Torchere
This is a stunning, tall, hand carved Italian Blackamoor Torchere carved in wood with cut crystal for the candelabra, and iron for the acanthus arms and motifs. The sculptor who carved this, positioned the Blackamoor and dolphins in poses that are interesting to view from any angle. The blackamoor is resting his foot and shin upon three dolphins’ heads with their tails supporting his body. One arm is raised to hold the cornucopia and 10 light candelabra. At his feet are large rocks displaying a crab, squid, and shell.
At a little over 5 feet tall, this exquisite blackamoor torchere will be the focal point in any room.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition; minor rubs, nicks, and scratches. European wiring. H=61, Width=19, Depth=22 1/2