Italian Glazed Zoomorphic Ceramic Pitcher by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s)
Italian glazed ceramic pitcher in seagull form by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s). A very rare Bruno Gambone piece never before encountered by this gallery team. The pitcher is beautiful and whimsical all at once. Fill via the centre spout and pour from the bird's beak. But you'll never use this as a pitcher - it is a work of art destined to be seen and not poured. In good overall condition - please enjoy the accompanying photos. Upon request a video may 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 25 cm / 9.8"
W 41 cm / 16.1"
L 34 cm / 13.4"