Italian Ceramic Decorative Bottle by Bruno Gambone (circa 1980s) - Small
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Italian ceramic decorative bottle by Bruno Gambone (circa 1980s). A graceful, diminutive piece with a rectangular base is capped by a long, elegant mouth. Two sides of the bottle are graced with lines of smaller, sandy-coloured repeating rectangles which mimic the base of the piece itself. Exceptionally desirable and very collectible, this elegant vessel would be a stylish addition to your home or office. In fair vintage condition commensurate with age. There is a small chip at the lip of the bottle which is visible on the accompanying photos to this listing. Signed: 'Gambone - Italy'. A short video clip of this piece will may provided upon request.
About the Artist: The Gambone ceramics have had two very distinct phases of artistic expression in their history. That of Guido Gambone, arguably Italy's most prominent contemporary ceramicist of the 1950s and '60s, and that of his son, Bruno Gambone, who is still at work. The father's work was more exuberant and colourful. Bruno, who returned to Florence in 1969 to keep the ceramic studio running after his father died, became intent on expressing his own very different artistic vision. For the most part, his work was influenced by '60s and '70s minimalist art. The forms are more rectilinear, the decoration very simple and the tones muted. During a stint in New York, Bruno spent time with the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, and gained much experience in the fields of painting, sculpture, cinema and theatre. His ceramic pieces have become internationally collectible works of art.
H 17 cm (6.7")
W 6.5 cm (2.6")
D 6.5 cm (2.6")