LARGE CAPODIMONTE VOLTA STATUE ROCKWELL BOYS PLAY POKER
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Sold Date: 07/15/2009
Channel: Online Auction
is a really fun large Capodimonte Italian art pottery porcelain bisque statue of four boys playing poker, done in the early twentieth century style of Norman Rockwell. It is amazing detailed and "interesting" on all sides, and would be best suited displayed on a shelf with a mirror behind it. The piece includes a decorative 16 inch wide by 10 inch deep attached base, and stands 8 1/2 inches tall. Each of the expressive four card players appear to be quite a character on his own and are exquisitely hand painted. Their clothing and the rustic setting along with their features are extremely detailed with a lot of action around and under the table. The piece is signed Volta on the back and marked on the bottom with the two marks shown in my close ups. It is not perfect but is still a wonderful piece. The boy in the yellow shirt had perhaps lost his head in the past, leaving a chip missing at the inside of his neck and a few small flakes to the back of his head. This repair was not very well done as some clear glue drips are visible upon close examination. The boy on the end next to him has also sustained a bit of damage. He is missing his cards and some fingers, and his arm closest the front was also apparently broken off but now repaired. Also not very well done, t appears to be some rubber cement protruding. I left these as is while I enjoyed this piece but they could easily be repaired professionally or improved by a more experienced collector looking to restore it's condition. I've tryed to show them clearly in my close up photo's. Even these problems in the overall presentation of the piece are minor except upon close examination so this terrific statue has a lot of life left in it, especially at my bargain listing price. Bring it home to brighten up your home or place of business today.Please visit my ebay store to see the wide range of fine collectibles I have available through separate auctions. I will combine shipping on multiple purchases when appropriate.
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