ANTONIO BORSATO - "The Woodcutter"  Multi-Figural Porcelain SculptureANTONIO BORSATO - "The Woodcutter"  Multi-Figural Porcelain SculptureANTONIO BORSATO - "The Woodcutter"  Multi-Figural Porcelain SculptureANTONIO BORSATO - "The Woodcutter"  Multi-Figural Porcelain SculptureANTONIO BORSATO - "The Woodcutter"  Multi-Figural Porcelain SculptureANTONIO BORSATO - "The Woodcutter"  Multi-Figural Porcelain SculptureANTONIO BORSATO - "The Woodcutter"  Multi-Figural Porcelain SculptureANTONIO BORSATO - "The Woodcutter"  Multi-Figural Porcelain SculptureANTONIO BORSATO - "The Woodcutter"  Multi-Figural Porcelain SculptureANTONIO BORSATO - "The Woodcutter"  Multi-Figural Porcelain Sculpture

This is another wonderful multi figural sculpture. The details are incredible. The older man and the boy are so life-like, as are the goats, and the tools.
This is a large substantial heavy piece. The base is 13 and 1/2 inches across. It is about 8 and 1/2 inches tall, and about 8 inches deep. It is in Excellent Condition.
This has been the pride of my personal collection. I am listing all my own collections. Because of the rarity of this piece, please... no offers. It is priced well under what it should be. The rare times that one sees the large pieces of Borsato creations in antique shops on Fifth Avenue in New York, or Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills a piece of this size with this many figures would usually be in the $10,000 to $15,000 range, and those would be pieces that one can name.
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.

Item ID: A4570


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