There is a charm to this wonderful sculpture. Look at the faces of the two older people; with such a connection one to the other, perhaps just reminiscing about days gone by. Borsato's ability to portray emotion and reality in his creations is so extraordinary.
Antonio Borsato's porcelain sculpture prices keep going up and up. He is called the Michaelangelo of the 20th Century. Certainly the premier Capodimonte sculptor. Borsato porcelains in undamaged condition are becoming more and more rare.
Borsato worked endlessly to make each creation a melody of color and movement. 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.
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.
His work is in the Vatican, museums, and in notable private collections, such as that of Henry Kissinger.
This lovely piece measures 8 and 1/2" x 6" x 8 3/4". It is in Excellent Condition with no losses.
This particular piece is seen infrequently.
Borsato porcelain sculptures are considered the cream of Capodimonte porcelain.
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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