This item from Barkus Farm Antiques, Collectibles and Fine Art is now SALE PENDING.
More from Barkus Farm Antiques, Collectibles and Fine Art
Authentic Borsato porcelain sculptures are getting extremely hard to find in really good condition. This was a most pleasant surprise! It has a plethora of animals, one of the Master's favorite subject matter. It has a young couple, probably courting, with the boy shyly offering a small sprig of flowers to the girl. Each one designed by the Master with humor and humanity. The animals include goats, dogs, and a burro. A truly beautiful and representative piece.
Size: 9 1/2 inches tall; 14 1/2 inches wide; 10 3/4 inches deep.
Condition: No losses or damage. No cracks or breaks. No restoration. Very Good Condition.
The world lost a great artist when Antonio Borsato was killed in an auto accident in 1982. Borsato worked endlessly to make each creation a melody of color and movement. Being a perfectionist, he was not very prolific. Each piece had a special touch; a turn of the head, an expression. Borsato originals are sculptured in the full-round with no blank surfaces, with the entire piece completely hand colored with brilliant artistry. All stages were attended to by Antonio Borsato himself. It is assuring to note that no Borsato was in mass production.
Borsato is known as the Michelangelo of the 20th Century. His works are displayed in the Vatican, museums, and many significant private collections. He studied under the great Cacciapuoti early on, but many believe he far surpassed his mentor, becoming the greatest of the Capo-Di-Monte genre. The book Capodimonte Collectibles, published in 1990, presents a fascinating history of Capodimonte porcelain, and clearly indicates that some 20th Century artists were included in the term "Capodimonte." Antonio Borsato is featured over and over again as a prime example. His work is pictured on Pages 53, 58, 63, 64, 117, 118, 134, 139, and 153. His trademark (artist's palette) is also shown. This large and complete book outlines the original history, and the various trademarks used for this umbrella term; from unmarked pieces, to a fleur-di-lis in a circle, to the crown with the N, to more modern marks which this book includes the Borsato trademark.
Borsato works of art are irreplaceable just as are the works of other Old Masters. His impeccable faithful adherence to detail, a wisp of hair, facial expression, even eyelashes, gestures, whimsical humor, anatomical perfection, combine to endow each of Borsato's works with breathing realism. A Borsato art treasure is an exquisite masterpiece to be cherished as an heirloom for future generations.
All our items are available on layaway with NO Interest Charges!
If you are the pending buyer of this item, go to My Account to view, track and pay for this item.
BORSATO (Italian, 1911 - 1982) Large Multi Figural Porcelain Sculpture -
$3,800 USD SALE PENDING
Unique Collectibles, Antiques and Fine Arts from Around the World
Never the ordinary...unique items chosen over the last 50 years of travel around the world.