Rare Late 17thC English Antique Tobacco Advertising Sign Depicting A Carved Wooden Sculpture of a Blackamoor

£3,950.00

Rare Late 17thC English Antique Tobacco Advertising Sign Depicting A Carved Wooden Sculpture of a Blackamoor

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An exceptionally rare 17th Century English antique tobacco sign.

A similar example sold at Lyon and Turnbull Edinburgh, Lot 64, The Beal House Sale, 14th October 2020 but was lacking its wooden signed base.

Carved from a single piece of timber, the upright figure depicted as a blackamoor in a stylised tobacco leaf tribal headdress and tobacco leaf skirt, his chest with medallion, his right arm outstretched, and his left holding a bundle of tobacco leaves.

The base inscribed with the words “cigar”, “tobacco” and “snuff”.

Verso is the original iron-hanging bracket.

In original polychromy.

Size 63.5cm (25″).

Condition – as per images. Good overall. There is a very minor loss to the underside of a finger of his right hand and the feet have been re-joined at the ankles

however this does not have any detrimental effect on the sculpture which displays incredibly well.

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1. LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) –  LAPADA is the UK’s largest trade association for professional art & antique dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee.

2. CINOA – CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries).

3. The Norfolk & Suffolk Antique Dealers Association.

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