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Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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
Vintage Italian Ceramic Lion by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s)
By Bruno Gambone
Located in London, GB
Vintage Italian ceramic lion by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s). A lion seated on his hind quarter with full mane, his tongue eagerly protruding as if awaiting a meal to be served by the...
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1970s Italian Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vintage Italian Ceramic Lion by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s)
By Bruno Gambone
Located in London, GB
Vintage Italian ceramic lion by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s). A lion seated on his hind quarter with full mane, his tongue eagerly protruding as if awaiting a meal to be served by the...
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1970s Italian Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic

Huge Bruno Gambone Greige Stoneware Goat Sculpture
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Cream white glazed ceramic standing lion made by Bruno Gambone in the 1970s, signed Gambone Italy on the bottom. Very rare to find in this huge goat version and in excellent condition.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Glazed Ceramic Bull Sculpture, Italy, 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in New York, NY
Bruno Gambone glazed ceramic or stoneware standing bull, Italy, 1970s. Signed on underside "GAMBONE ITALY". This graphic and sculptural bull is at once whimsical and austere and make...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Stoneware Abstract Cow Sculpture 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Bruno Gambone abstract stoneware sculpture cow in cream white glazed ceramic made by Bruno Gambone in the 1970s, signed Gambone Italy on the bottom.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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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 Sculptures

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Stoneware

Vintage Ceramic Horse by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s) - Large
By Bruno Gambone
Located in London, GB
Vintage ceramic horse by Bruno Gambone, (circa 1970s). A charming, sizeable ceramic parade horse with groomed mane and tail in Gambone's signature chalk-white glaze. Light brown figu...
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1970s Italian Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Rare Mid-Century Animali Fantastici Art Pottery Model of a Lion
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A rare and unusual abstract Italian mid-century art pottery model of a lion from the Animali Fantastici range by renowned and influential artist Bruno Gambone (Italian, 1936-2021) an...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic

Tondo Glass Sculpture by Bruno Gambone for VeArt 1970s
By Bruno Gambone, VeArt
Located in Benalmadena, ES
From the beginning, the geometric sign of the "tondo" has constituted an inspiring harmonious model of figures, volumes, colors and light. This work by Bruno Gambone is rooted in thi...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Metal, Chrome

Bruno Gambone Stoneware Bull Set of 4
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Cream white glazed ceramic bull made by Bruno Gambone in the 1970s, signed Gambone on the bottom.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Bruno Gambone Stoneware Abstract Sculpture Cat I
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Cream white glazed ceramic cat made by Bruno Gambone in the 1970s, signed Gambone Italy on the bottom.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Stoneware Sculpture Sitting Lion 1975
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Cream white glazed and black ceramic sitting lion made by Bruno Gambone in the 1970s, signed Gambone Italy on the bottom.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Stoneware Abstract Sculpture Cat II
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Cream white glazed ceramic cat made by Bruno Gambone in the 1970s, signed Gambone Italy on the bottom.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Stoneware Horse Raw 1975
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Raw glazed ceramic horse made by Bruno Gambone from 1975, signed Gambone on the bottom. Very rare in the raw version.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Stoneware Orange Glazed Goat 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Orange glazed ceramic goat made by Bruno Gambone in the 1970s, signed Gambone Italy on the bottom. Very rare to find in the glazed orange design and in ex...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Stoneware Elephant Limited Edition 1975 Set of 4
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Cream white glazed ceramic Elephant made by Bruno Gambone in the 1970s, signed Gambone Italy on the bottom. Excellent vintage condition.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Stoneware

Vintage Glass VeArt Venice Lattimo by Bruno Gambone, 1975
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Biella, IT
Veart Venice lattimo glass disc with metal base / stand design Bruno Gambone years ’75 limited edit of 34/199 rare perfect condition A The measures signed are with the metal pedes...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Metal

Late 20th Century Large Orange & Ocher Sculptural Ceramic Vase by Bruno Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Orange & ocher glazed ceramic vase, artist-signed Gambone Italy at base. About the Artist: Bruno Gambone (1936 - 2021) is an Italian ceramist and the son of Guido Gambone, one of...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vintage Ceramic Lion Sculpture by Bruno Gambone 'circa 1990s'
By Bruno Gambone
Located in London, GB
Smiling ceramic lion / cat sculpture by ceramicist Bruno Gambone (circa 1990s). This seated lion sculpture is truly a work of art. It is whimsical, yet beautiful in its use of the pa...
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1990s Italian Minimalist Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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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. Ital...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic

Italian Glazed Zoomorphic Ceramic Pitcher by Bruno Gambone 'circa 1970s'
By Bruno Gambone
Located in London, GB
Italian glazed ceramic pitcher in seagull form by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s). A very rare Bruno Gambone piece never before encountered by this gallery...
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1970s Italian Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic

Italian Cylindrical Ceramic Vase by Bruno Gambone, circa 1970s, Large
By Bruno Gambone
Located in London, GB
Stunningly tall cylindrical ceramic vase with single, amphora-style handle and Eastern motif on an elegant beige earthenware surface, by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s). This substantial...
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1970s Italian Minimalist Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic

Italian Ceramic Elephant Sculpture by Bruno Gambone, circa 1970s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in London, GB
Ceramic Indian motif white elephant by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s). This is an absolutely charming ceramic white elephant with an Indian-style blanket and headdress, large whimsical ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bruno Gambone Stoneware Horse Set of 3
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Cream white glazed ceramic horses made by Bruno Gambone in the 1970s, signed Gambone on the bottom. Wonderful set in excellent condition.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Lladro, Spain, Large Sculpture in Glazed Ceramics, Eskimo Girl, 1980s
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Lladro, Spain. Large sculpture in glazed ceramics. Eskimo girl, 1980s. Measures: 26 x 21 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
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Bruno Gambone Greige Green Stripe Ceramic Vase, Italy, 1980s
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Bruno Gambone Stoneware Sculpture Standing Lion 1975
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Bruno Gambone Horse
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Ceramic Horse Sculpture by Bruno Gambone 'circa 1980s'
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Located in London, GB
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Bruno Gambone sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Bruno Gambone sculptures are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Bruno Gambone sculptures, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original sculptures by Bruno Gambone were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sculptures by Gio Ponti, Salviati, and Barovier&Toso. Prices for Bruno Gambone sculptures can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,541 and can go as high as $10,901, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,214.

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