Ceramic Decorative Bull by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s)
Free Worldwide Delivery*
Worldwide delivery is FREE. A competent and efficient courier will be chosen for your delivery.
*Free worldwide delivery does not apply to most items in the "Furniture" category on this website. For those items, please contact us to obtain a shipping quote.
Customs Duties and Taxes
Items shipped internationally may be subject to customs duties and sales or Value Added Tax (VAT) set by the destination country. These fees are in addition to the price you are charged when checking out.
For purchased items BIA do offer a 7 day cooling off-period whereby the customer is entitled to a full refund (excluding shipping charges), no questions asked. To notify us that you wish to cancel the order, simply contact us. Once the products reach us and are confirmed to be in the same condition at shipping, we will issue a refund to your original payment account within 5 business days. All sales are final after 7 days unless the goods in question are proven faulty/unfit for purpose. This does not affect your statutory rights.
We encourage BIA shoppers to view vintage items in person when possible. Please contact us if you would like to view an item before purchase. Our private showroom is located in London, SE16, near Canada Water underground station. In the case of high value items, BIA may be able to convey the item to your home to facilitate a viewing in your own space. This applies to London post codes only.
Ceramic decorative bull by Bruno Gambone, (circa 1970s). This is a piece from Gambone's series of chalk-white ceramic animal sculptures. A charging bull with brown lines outlining the front torso; one of the lines have drip markings from the painting process - all the more charming. Rather than being a fierce bull, he is rather charming and naive instead. The curled tail has a trademark, small coloured tip, in this case in a green glaze. Regrettably, this piece was acquired from a collector who had chipped a fragment from one of the bull's horns (the animal's lefthand side - please see accompanying photos). It has been priced accordingly. Otherwise, it is in good vintage condition. Signed: 'Gambone - Italy'. Upon request a video of the piece will be provided.
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 11.5 cm / 4.5"
L 16.5 cm / 6.5"
W 5.8 cm / 2.3"