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Pair of Italian Ceramic Vases by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s)


SKU 1028

Pair of tall ceramic vases with darkened glazed top and drip motif over a white base, by ceramicist Bruno Gambone, circa 1970s. This pair of graceful, narrow-opening flower vases are stunning works of art and of sizeable stature. With a modern rectangular base and lean, elongated necks their shape has its origins in minimalist works. A dark glaze graces the top of the base and the neck. A slight drip motif decorates the lower half. Uncommonly desirable and very collectible, these breathtaking earthenware pieces would be an elegant and stylish addition to your home or office. In excellent vintage condition. Both pieces signed: 'Gambone Italy'. Upon request, a short video clip of the vases 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. 


Bottle 1

H 47 cm / 18.5"

W 8.3 cm / 3.3"

D 6.5 cm / 2.6"

Bottle 2

H 36.5 cm / 14.4"

W 8.3 cm / 3.3"

D 6.5 cm / 2.6"