This particular piece was released in Europe through Boncompagni in Italy, and appears in their 1970 catalog. This piece is in Excellent Condition with no losses. It measures 8 inches by 6 inches. It is an especially interesting and collectible piece, because of the adorable face and expression, and minute details, down to even the weights on the line! This marvelous piece was sculpted in the full-round with no blank surfaces with the entire piece completely hand colored with brilliant artistry. Borsato worked endlessly to make each creation a melody of color and movement. All stages were attended to by Antonio Borsato himself. It is assuring to note that no Borsato was produced in mass or ever left the studio without the Borsato hallmark worked permanently into the piece. This serves as a valuable asset to the Borsato owner.
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 eternity.
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.
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