An antique carved Venetian armorial in the glassy enamel paint found on blackamoors .The cartouche shaped fringed ruby drapery being pulled apart by two silver gilt putti revealing the armorial . The drape outside in silver gilt and pulled together in a crown in the form of a Doge's ceremonial hat .
All carved wood with typical thin plaster coating to provide ground for the gilt and glassy enamel . Minor nicks , cracks and small losses typical of items of age and wear and use .
By repute : The Gritti Palace , Venice during restorations after the 1960 flooding and thence to a Palm Beach Palazzo .
Venetian , circa 1900
Measures 42 tall ,37 wide