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Handsome Neopolitan Figure of Moor with Sculpted Moustache and Original Costume

Lot Number: 
173
18" (46 cm.) Earthenware sculpted head of man with rich brown complexion,flowing black sculpted hair beneath skull-cap,sculpted thick bushy brows and moustache,black enamel eyes,strong nose,closed mouth,hemp-wrapped armature body with earthenware sculpted hands and lower legs,painted stockings and brown shoes. Condition: generally excellent,some paint flaking on fingers. Comments: early-19th century. Value Points: exceptional sculpting of face and fingers,superb original facial painting and complexion,wearing original silk costume.
Presale Estimate: 
800/1200