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Ceramic Vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1980s)



Ceramic vase by ceramicist Bruno Gambone, (circa 1980s). This elegant narrow-opening bottle-shaped vase is highly collectible by those who follow the works of art created by the incomparable Bruno Gambone. A long, elegant neck in a lustrous black glaze is punctuated only by an azure blue in the middle which seems to drip down its side to the body of the piece. The black finishes abruptly and is replaced with a light chocolate brown to the base. Gambone ceramics have become true collector's items because of their uniquely elegant finishes and shapes. This work would be a stylish addition to your home or office and is sure to be a conversation piece for your guests. In very good vintage condition with only a minute and barely visible flake at the bottom of the piece. Signed: 'Gambone Italy'. A short video of the vase can 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 36 cm

L 8 cm

W 6.5 cm