Italian Ceramic Bottle-Shaped Vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1980s)
Ceramic 'Sassi' vase with trademark grès light rose textured glaze with abstract linear markings by master ceramicist Bruno Gambone, (circa 1980s). This elegant narrow-opening bottle-shaped vase is truly a work of art. There is an asymmetrical 'primitive' stoneware body with shapely shoulders leading to a graceful, elongated neck with rounded horn-shaped opening. The sumptuous glaze graces the surface interrupted only by mid-level black stripes which span the majority of the elegant form. Gambone ceramics have become true collector's items because of their uncommonly elegant finishes and shapes and this rare one is no exception. This piece would be an elegant and stylish addition to your home or office. In very good vintage condition. Signed: 'Gambone Italy'. A short video of the piece 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 (1909-1969), arguably Italy's most prominent contemporary ceramicist of the 1950s and '60s, and that of his son, Bruno Gambone (1936-2021), who passed away in December of 2021 in Florence, Italy. 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. Subsequently, his ceramic pieces have become internationally collectible works of art and in particular, since his death in 2021, his pieces have seen exuberant demand at auction and in private sales.
H 31.5 cm / 12.4"
W 28 cm / 11.0"
D 10 cm / 3.9"