Among the Italian artists who made wares in the Capodimonte tradition during the 20th century was Antonio Borsato. His intricate pieces are largely seen as a more modern extension of Capodimonte, often more elaborately detailed and realistic in nature. His over 1000 sculptures are unique and individual in design. Antonio death came as the result of an auto accident in 1982.
This unique and true-to-life Borsato figure depicts and old, bare-foot man sitting on a stump in a grassy area, petting a young kid goat while milking it's mother. The old man looks his age with bald head, rather unkept beard and aging face. He is attired in slacks with kerchief protruding from the back pocket, long-sleeve shirt and vest. The two goats look well feed and cared for. The color pallet of soft tan, brown, blue, gray, rust, ivory and green are natural and realistic. The figurine measures 6 1/2" in length, 5" in width and 5 1/4" in height. Stamped in red with the Borsato logo and "A Borsato - Made in Italy - 34"; original foil label "Porcellane e Gres d'Artw - A. Borsato - Milano - Made In Italy"; additional faded paper label and incised mark on the backside of the stump "A. Borsato - Made Italy". There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Original box is not available.