LARGE CAPODIMONTE VOLTA STATUE ROCKWELL BOYS PLAY POKER

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 15, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

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

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