Vintage Italian Ceramic Jug / Vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s)
Italian ceramic decorative jug / vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s). The vessel has a purity of form, muted colour and demonstrated effortless beauty that is only created by Bruno Gambone. He transforms earthenware ceramics into works of art. With its sensuous curves, classical neck and spout, it transports its viewer to another era. The linear motif encircling the lower body adds delight and interest as does the touch of violet at the top of the lip. While the main structure of the vessel is smooth to the touch, the sandy brown top near the handle is tactile and craggy. Exceptionally desirable and very collectible, this elegant piece would be a stylish addition to your home or office. In very good overall condition. Signed on the underside: 'Gambone - Italy'. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. A video of this piece will 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 (1936-2001), who just passed away in December of 2021. 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 22 cm / 8.7"
Dia 10 cm / 3.9"