This vintage Gambone bull sold through iNVISeDGE for AU$695 back in 2013. Today in 2020 I’d certainly price it at a decent bit more IF I ever found another. SOLD- not in stock! NOTE- our prices are in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS- which is significantly less in American dollars.
Background Info and Provenance
A VINTAGE Gambone bull made in Italy around the early 1970’s. This piece was created by hand by Bruno Gambone. As the son of Guido Gambone, one of the greatest ceramic artists of the 20th century, Bruno was born into the world of pottery. He began working with ceramics in his father’s Florentine workshop when he was only 14. Bruno’s work is more sophisticated than his father’s and artistically more expressive. I prefer Bruno’s work over his father’s. Guido’s work has skyrocketed in value since his death in 1969 and from my research Guido’s animal sculptures fetch around AU$2500 but often more. Bruno’s work is just as respected and I’ve seen his pieces starting to get up near his father’s. Bruno’s work will be one to watch in the future- he has a large repertoire of fascinating designs, his work continues to be exhibited in prestigious galleries throughout the world and continues to win major awards.
I have never seen a Bruno Gambone piece in Australia (they are rare even in Europe). I’d say this bull is possibly the only one here (or one of a very few)- it’s size and shape would make it very hard to transit here.
This Gambone bull has been in my own collection for several years now. I love it more now than I ever have- but parting with inspiring designs is part of this business. I love the contrasts this piece presents- the charging aggressive stance and the smooth flow of the curvilinear shapes and form. The piece has a flowing essence that captivates that soothes in a strange way at the same time.
The real beauty of owning Gambone pottery is knowing it won’t be in vogue for a season or even a couple of years before ending up as landfill- this design is over 40 years old and is just as popular today as it ever was. The hand-made quality of these pieces draws people in- the heart and soul that comes through will continue to speak to people regardless of their age or background. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and the future of our environment.
PICK-UP . . . from 30 or 40 minutes North of BRISBANE city is accepted but postage is preferred as my home is hard to find. Because of this I will nominate a friend or family member for you to collect the item from if you need collection. Pick-up in person must be worked out prior to purchase- thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE is offered internationally. All our Decorative Arts pieces are delivered through AUSTRALIA POST. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE ESTIMATES. . . . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To BRISBANE- most of our pieces cost $15 - $18 to send. . . To SYDNEY or MELBOURNE- Small Vase- around $20 - $23, Medium Vase- around $20 - $25, Large Vase- around $24 - $30. Let us know if you need an EXACT COST for postage prior to purchase. The above postage estimates include $2.95 for a signature on delivery. . . INSURANCE against being lost or broken in transit up to the value of $200 is included in the estimates above. If your vase is cheaper or more expensive than $200 this will effect your postage fee slightly. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A BOXING FEE of $3.00 is included in the fee above to cover the cost of searching for and storing used packing materials. With the millions of cardboard boxes that end up as landfill every year we don’t believe in supporting the manufacture of boxes for post. Instead of buying new boxes and packing materials and passing this cost onto our customers we spend considerable time sourcing used boxes and then fashioning boxes to fit each item. We do the same for bubble-wrap and foam pieces. This requires a large investment of time, energy, ingenuity, organization and storage space- it is much easier and cheaper to buy new packing materials but I can’t justify taking the easy way out when so much packing material ends up polluting our earth. Our $3.00 charge does little to pay for the time (and storage) needed do this and to pack your item (there is also the time needed to get your package to the post office). This is something we’re happy to do for our customers and the environment. We appreciate your support in this area.
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