Italian Mid-Century Decorative Ceramic Jug by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s)
Italian ceramic decorative pitcher / vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s). Just as our other Bruno Gambone vessels do, this one too has a purity of form, muted hue and demonstrated, effortless beauty that is only created by Bruno Gambone. He transforms earthenware ceramics into works of art. With its sensuous lines, classical neck and spout, it transports its holder to another era. Its origins lie in the domain of minimalism. The beige-coloured body is artfully topped by a weighty, delicious brown leading to the mouth of the vessel. Exceptionally desirable and very collectible, this elegant piece would be a stylish addition to your home or office. In good vintage condition commensurate with age. Signed: 'Gambone - Italy'. A short video clip of this piece may 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 23 cm (9.1")
Dia 11 cm (4.3")