Very affordable Borsato "Old Man and Goat" Porcelain Figurine #521B.
Not the curly grey beard on the old guy. Also, the pipe in his mouth, the cane and the red hankerchief in his back pocket. The goat seems to be outpacing the old man.
This figurine in excellent contion with no chips or cracks. It measure 8 inches in height, 5 inches deep, and 5 inches wide.
Antonio Borsato is known and loved for his porcelains. He is arguably the finest porcelain sculptor of the 20th Century. 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. 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. 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.
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