Stoneware Italian Bottle-Shaped Flower Vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1980s)
A stoneware vase with delicate sandy glaze by Italian ceramicist Bruno Gambone, (circa 1980s). This graceful, narrow-opening flower vase is a true work of art seemingly formed or sculpted from a larger stone by ancient peoples. Both visually stunning and tactile, the subtle finish is right from nature. The texture has the feel of beach stone with natural imperfections. The neck however is thoroughly modern and smooth, the work of an artist. This is rare Bruno Gambone work, uncommonly desirable and very collectible. An elegant and stylish addition to your home or office. In very good overall condition. Signed: 'Gambone Italy'. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. A short video will be 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 38.5 cm / 15.2"
W 13 cm / 5.1"
D 10 cm / 3.9"