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Bruno Gambone

Italian, 1936-2021

Known for his prolific mid-century works, Italian artist Bruno Gambone is regarded as one of the most influential figures in ceramics. Born in 1936 in Vietri sul Mare, Gambone was introduced to the world of ceramics at the age of 14 while he worked in the Florence studio of his father, renowned ceramist Guido Gambone.

Toward the end of the 1950s, Gambone left his father’s studio to work at Italian artist Andrea D’Arienzo’s workshop, where he explored other disciplines such as canvas painting and textile decoration. He became committed to painting and exhibited at Florence’s La Strozzina in 1959.

In 1963, Gambone left Italy for the United States. He lived in New York City during a fertile era for creative expression — a time marked by pivotal artistic movements such as Pop art and Abstract Expressionism. Gambone made numerous friends and moved in the same circles as iconic American artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg. The Italian native learned more about a range of fields such as sculpture and theater. However, after five years, he returned to his homeland to live in Milan.

While in Milan, Gambone experimented with jewelry design for a brief period. But following his father’s death in 1969, Gambone returned to Florence to run his father’s studio, shifting his attention back toward ceramics.

Throughout the 1970s, Gambone created table lamps, vases, bowls and sculptures, including a series of ceramic animals. He began work in 1972 on what would become his celebrated “Fantastic Animals” series — initially a minimalist collection of stoneware fish, lions, snakes and other creatures characterized by sharp-edged geometric forms.

Gambone showcased his ceramic works at the 1972 Venice Biennale and the Milan Triennale in 1973. The artist received awards from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego at La Jolla and other institutions.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage Bruno Gambone decorative objects, serveware and lighting.

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Creator: Bruno Gambone
Bruno Gambone Large Incised Pottery Centerbowl, circa 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Bruno Gambone large incised pottery centerbowl, circa 1970s Bruno Gambone is an Italian ceramicist and painter, born in 1936. The son of Guido Gambone, (1909-1969) the renowned cera...
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20th Century Italian Modern Bruno Gambone

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Pottery

Gambone Ceramic/Pottery Lion Sculpture, Marked
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a great animal sculpture by the well known Italian artists, Gambone, marked with the donkey mark as shown in bottom.
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic, Pottery

Italian Ceramic Bottle by Bruno Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Chicago, IL
Cream and multicolor ceramic bottle vase by Bruno Gambone. Same multicolor hash marked glaze pattern on both sides on creamy gray surface. Signed Gambone, Italy. No chips or resto...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Black Green Ceramic Vase, Italy, 1980s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Bruno Gambone huge ceramic vase in black and green glazed stoneware, Italy 1980s, signed Gambone.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Stoneware

Bruno Gambone, Vaso Anni 80
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Felino, PR
Bruno Gambone, vaso decorativo anni 80. soggetto unico "introvabile" con 2 colli slanciati a trombetta. realizzato in ceramica con finitura bianco gesso. sulla parte superiore dei co...
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1980s Italian Organic Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Vase, Ceramic, Abstract, Earth Tones, Signed
By Bruno Gambone
Located in New York, NY
Bruno Gambone Vase, Ceramic, Abstract, Earthtones, Signed. Tall hand thrown stoneware vase, with elongated neck and rectangular body, decorated on both sides with abstract expression...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Greige Green Stripe Ceramic Vase, Italy, 1980s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Bruno Gambone huge ceramic vase with a black and green stripe in greige glazed stoneware, Italy 1980s, signed Gambone.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Stoneware

1980s Ceramic Vases Set of Three by Bruno Gambone 'a'
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Bamboo bottles, set of three vases, ceramic, Bruno Gambone, Italy, 1980s. Splendid vases in a so-called bamboo optic by the multi-talented artist Bruno Gambone from 1980s, which v...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Glazed Ceramic Midcentury Vase by Bruno Gambone, Italy, circa 1970
By Bruno Gambone
Located in London, GB
A dark grey glazed ceramic vase with gold detailing by Florentine ceramicist, Bruno Gambone. Designed and produced in the early 1970s, this earthenware rectangular vase with elongate...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Set of 3 Bottles Ceramic Vases
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Paris, FR
Set of 3 earthenware bottles by Bruno Gambone, Italy, 1970s Signed Gambone Italy. Measures: heights : 43 cm + 36 cm + 30 cm.
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1970s Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Earthenware

Large Bruno Gambone Vase
By Bruno Gambone
Located in North Miami, FL
Large signed stoneware vase by Bruno Gambone, circa 1975.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Ceramic Bowl
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Earthy stoneware catch-all bowl created by Bruno Gambone. Porous bone-white matte glaze has wonderful texture throughout and is accented with a caramel brown rim. Simple geometric ce...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Italian Ceramic Vase, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Modena, IT
Italian vintage ceramic vase designed and produced by Bruno Gambone in 1970s with sign Gambone Italy under the base.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Huge Bruno Gambone Art Pottery Light Green Vase Set of 3
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Bruno Gambone set of three vases in greige and light green glazed stoneware Italy 1980s, signed Gambone, Italy. Measures: 46 H x 20 B x 8 D cm other heights 34.5 and 20 cm  
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Stoneware

Late 20th Century Matt White & Black Stoneware Bull Sculpture by Bruno Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Off-white & black matt glaze with a touch of brown. Artist-signed Gambone Italy at base. About the Artist: Bruno Gambone (1936 - 2021) is an Italian ceramist and the son of Gui...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

Italian Stoneware Lamps by Bruno Gambone, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Milan, Italy
Two bases of stoneware lamps designed by the famous Italian artist Bruno Gambone. Signed on the bottom.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

Italian Stoneware Lamp by Bruno Gambone, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Milan, Italy
Base of stoneware lamp designed by the famous Italian artist Bruno Gambone. Signed on the bottom.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

Italian Stoneware Lamps by Bruno Gambone, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Milan, Italy
Two bases of stoneware lamps designed by the famous Italian artist Bruno Gambone. Signed on the bottom.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

1980s Stoneware by Bruno Gambone 'd'
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Art pottery in sea tones, set of two vases, ceramic, Bruno Gambone, Italy, 1980s. Lovely set of two vases by the versatile artist Bruno Gambone from the 1980s, different heights b...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Late 20th Century Matt White Stoneware Crouched Lion Sculpture by Bruno Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Off-white glaze with a touch of brown. Artist-signed Gambone Italy at base. About the Artist: Bruno Gambone (1936 - 2021) is an Italian ceramist and the son of Guido Gambone, o...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

Abstract Multi-Color Ceramic Charger, Signed Bruno Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in New York, NY
The charger with an overlaid square panel having a multi-color abstract design. Signed verso.  
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic

Silvio Coppola for Bernini Walnut Sideboard, Model 602
By Silvio Coppola, Bernini, Bruno Gambone
Located in Madrid, ES
Model '602' sideboard designed by Silvio Coppola for Bernini in 1964. This walnut buffet cabinet features four doors revealing storage space and adjustable shelves. The detachable to...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bruno Gambone

Materials

Earthenware, Walnut

Bruno Gambone Vase, Ceramic, Tan, Blue, Red, Yellow, Stripes, Signed
By Bruno Gambone
Located in New York, NY
Bruno Gambone vase, ceramic, Stripes, Signed. Medium scale slender bottle form vase with a neutral almond glazed body and a neck glazed in bands of yellow, red, and blue. Signed "Gam...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Monumental Bruno Gambone Glazed Ceramic Earthenware Table Lamp, Italy, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Milan, IT
Large pointed oval shaped Bruno Gambone glazed ceramic earthenware table lamp, Italy, 1970s Signed Gambone Italy Measurements with lampshade 49 x 27 x H 77 cm. Original lampshade.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Earthenware

Glazed Ceramic Earthenware Vase by Bruno Gambone, Italy circa 1970
By Bruno Gambone
Located in London, GB
This glazed earthenware vase by Bruno Gambone was designed and manufactured in the same Florentine studio that was established by his famous ceramicist father, Guido. Produced in the...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Stoneware Lamps by Bruno Gambone, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Milan, Italy
Bases of stoneware lamps designed by the famous Italian artist Bruno Gambone. Signed on the bottom.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

Italian Decorative Mid-Century Ceramic Vase Signed by Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Paris, FR
Shiny blue & brown enameled small vase by Bruno Gambone Measures: H 15 cm x L 14 cm Artist-signed Gambone Italy at base.
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1960s Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Ceramic Vase, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Paris, FR
Stoneware vase with blue line decoration on off-white matte glaze. Artist-signed Gambone Italy at base. About the artist: Bruno Gambone (born in 1936) is an Italian ceramist and...
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1970s Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Stoneware or Ceramic Vase, Italy, 1980s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in New York, NY
Bruno Gambone stoneware or ceramic vase or vessel in matte tan with dark brown line and base. Marked with glazed signature to underside: "GAMBONE ITALY".     
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Green Bottle-Form Vase, Italy, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Elegant and sculptural Bruno Gambone bottle-form vase in green tones, signed. Italy, 1970s.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Italian Multi-Color Ceramic Vase, 1960s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Modena, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern design ceramic glass or ceramic vase designed by Italian artist Bruno Gambone, circa 1960s. Signed Gambone Italy under the base. Please note that the i...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Italian Stoneware Lamp by Bruno Gambone, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Milan, Italy
Base of stoneware lamp designed by the famous Italian artist Bruno Gambone. Signed on the bottom.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

Italian Stoneware Lamp by Bruno Gambone, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Milan, Italy
Base of stoneware lamp designed by the famous Italian artist Bruno Gambone. Signed on the bottom.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Midcentury Italian Ceramic Vase, 1960s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Modena, IT
Midcentury ceramic vase designed and made by the Italian artist Bruno Gambone in the 60s.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Ceramic Italian Modernist Design Covered Box Desk Set
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Pasadena, CA
Ceramic covered box with target design and cup desk set created by Bruno Gambone of Florence, Italy. Box measures 5.5" in diameter by 3.5" in height, cup holder measures 2.75" square...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Glazed Ceramic Bottle Vase, Italy, circa 1970
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Chicago, IL
Bruno Gambone decorative ceramic bottle-shaped vessel with chalk-white and tan surface and chocolate glazed ribbon motif by (circa 1970s). With a modern rectangular base and lean, el...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Pair Bruno Gambone Lidded Stoneware Pottery Boxes
By Bruno Gambone
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of signed lidded pottery ceramic stoneware Bruno Gamone boxes. Signed on underside "Gambone" Bruno Gambone (1936 - 2021) is an Italian ceramist and the son of Guido Gambone, on...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Bowl, Ceramic, Bullseye, Blue Stripes, Signed
By Bruno Gambone
Located in New York, NY
Gambone bowl, ceramic, blue stripes, signed. Small stoneware bowl with contrasting light and dark blue glaze and burnt umber bullseye decoration. Signed "Gambone Italy" on underside....
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Vintage Italian Pottery Bull Animal Figure Large Raymor Era
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Wilton, CT
Large vintage Bruno Gambone pottery bull figure in partially abstracted form with repetitive sweeping curves and enameled totemic symbols on a variegated gray ground, circa 1970's. 1...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Pottery

Tall Massive Ceramic Glaze Vase by Bruno Gambone Mid Century
By Bruno Gambone
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful color and glaze on this rare tall Vase by Bruno Gambone Italy circa 1960's, excellent condition no chips or cracks.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bruno Gambone

Materials

Pottery

Bruno Gambone Ceramic/Pottery Bottle/ Vase Signed
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great sweet vase/bottle by the well known artist Bruno Gambone . signed and Italy in bottom.
Category

1960s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

1980s Bamboo Bottles by Bruno Gambone 'B'
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Ceramic, bamboo bottles, set of three vases, Bruno Gambone, Italy, 1980s. Three charming vases that vary in height and width as a set. The lower part is in a light beige in contra...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic

1980s Earth Colored Bottle by Bruno Gambone 'a'
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sculptural Object, single bottle, ceramic, glazed, Bruno Gambone, Italy, 1980s. An outstanding object, not only striking because of the given height, but also the selected colorin...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic

1980s Earth Colored Bottle by Bruno Gambone 'b'
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sculptural object, single bottle, ceramic, glazed, Bruno Gambone, Italy, 1980s. Another outstanding object, not only striking due to the given height, but also the colouring and c...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic

Monumental Bruno Gambone Stoneware Table Lamp, Italy, 1980s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Monumental Bruno Gambone stoneware table lamp with a brown stripe and in greige glazed stoneware, Italy 1980s, signed Gambone Italy.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Monumental Black Greige Ceramic Vase Pitcher Italy 1980s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Bruno Gambone huge ceramic vase Pitcher in black and greige glazed stoneware, Italy 1980s, signed Gambone.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Art Pottery Knight Sculpture, 1980s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Huge version of Bruno Gambone knight ceramic sculpture bought directly from the Artist in 1980s, signed Gambone, Italy. Measures: 41 H x 26 B x 15 D cm.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Stoneware White Blue Vase Set
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Bruno Gambone set of three vase in white and blue stoneware Italy 1970s, signed Gambone, Italy. 40 H x 16 D, 31 H x 13 D, 24 H x 11 D cm.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Ceramic Pitcher Blue, Italy, 1958
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Bruno Gambone ceramic pitcher in blue glazed ceramic, Italy from 1958. Measures: H 23 x B 22 x D 15 cm.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Vase
By Bruno Gambone
Located in New York, NY
Unique bottle-form case by Bruno Gambone. Large-scale, stoneware bottle-form sculpture/vase with incised line decoration to front and back. Off-white matte glaze with brown lip. Art...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Ceramic Bowl by Bruno Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Rare large bowl by Bruno Gambone, Italy, 1970. Outstanding large object in a fantastic bright yellow glaze with a dark brown / aubergine line on the in- and outside. A beautiful crac...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

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Ceramic

Vintage Matt Glazed Ceramic Horse by Bruno Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in London, GB
Large matt glazed ceramic horse by the celebrated ceramicist Bruno Gambone. This particular subject matter is an unusual one for this artist. Italy circa 1970s. Bruno Gambone is an ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Bronze Gilded Table Lamp
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian table or floor lamp by Bruno Gambone. Measures: Diameter 83 cm. Height 50 cm. Height base 40 cm. Diameter base 33 cm. Weight base:12 kg. Shades shown are for demonstration pu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Bruno Gambone

Materials

Bronze, Brass

Bruno Gambone Square Bowl, Italy, 1960s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Square ceramic bowl glazed on the exterior in honey and burnt caramel. Concentric circles in black, brown and orange on the interior. Signed on underside, Italy, 1960s.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic

VeArt Large Charger by Bruno Gambone, Venice, circa 1988
By Bruno Gambone, VeArt
Located in Stamford, CT
VeArt Large Charger probably by Bruno Gambone, (Vietri sul Mare (Salerno) 1936) The Charger is made in white milky glass and is decorated with an abstract design with a powder colo...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Art Glass

"Siena" by Bruno Gambone for VeArt 1970s Murano Glass Plate
By Bruno Gambone, VeArt
Located in Brescia, IT
"Siena" plate by B. Gambone 1975, VeArt. 79/199 exemplars Perfect condition.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Murano Glass

"Pisa" by Bruno Gambone for Veart 1970s Murano Glass Plate
By Bruno Gambone, VeArt
Located in Brescia, IT
"Pisa" plate by B. Gambone 1975, VeArt. 79/199 exemplars Perfect Conduction.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Murano Glass

Bruno Gambone Ceramic Vase, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Paris, FR
Stoneware bottle-form vase with incised line decoration to front and back. Off-white matte glaze with brown lip. Artist-signed Gambone Italy at base. About the Artist: Bruno Ga...
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1970s Vintage Bruno Gambone

Materials

Ceramic

Bruno Gambone furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Bruno Gambone furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Bruno Gambone collection of furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock of these items we have 54 vintage editions, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture by Bruno Gambone were created in Italy during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Fulvio Bianconi, Lino Sabattini and Sergio Asti. Prices for Bruno Gambone furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$400 and tops out at US$10,004, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,042.

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