Mid-Century Italian Ceramic Bottle by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s) - Small
Diminutive midcentury Italian ceramic bottle by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s). Elegantly cylindrical with a two-toned glaze, one glossy black, the other below, muted and matt in chocolate brown. Its form is reminiscent of ancient storage vessels from Rome or Greece. This gracefully petite decorative vase is truly a work of art. Another of Gambone's pieces which stand out as exceptionally desirable and collectible - a refined and stylish addition to your home or office. In good vintage condition. Marked: 'Gambone Italy' on the underside. Please view the many accompanying photos of this listing. 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 16.5 cm / 6.5"
Dia 4 cm / 1.6"