This Guido Gambone piece SOLD through iNVISeDGE in 2014 for AU $695. (Approx. USD $470). Today in 2019 I’d price the exact piece at slightly more.
This listing is for GREEN & CREAM Guido Gambone Pitcher only. Others shown have been included to get a relative feel for the size and colour of the piece for sale. The others are available SEPARATELY through iNVISeDGE- contact us for details.
Background Info and Provenance
(Written in 2014)
A Guido Gambone WHITE & GREEN Pitcher created BY HAND in the 1950’s. Guido Gambone worked in Italy in the 1950’s and 1960’s and his work is highly regarded. Collectors are drawn to Gambone pieces because of the huge repertoire of designs he created. Unlike Bitossi’s work where the same design was often produced in the thousands Gambone’s pieces are usually one-off pieces or produced in very small runs. Gambone’s output spanned over a decade but it’s the range and number of creative designs that has won him such high praise- he just kept on releasing different ideas. Google, Guido Gambone and do a short trawl and you’ll be captivated. I love the hand-painted designs on his pieces. Some are simple but striking, others are complex, intricate and draw you in. The decoration on this pot is simple but works brilliantly. This piece has a rustic almost prehistoric quality and the Gambone glaze accentuates this. The glaze he used is uncommon and has become a signature of his work. The bubbled volcanic-type effect is a delight to the senses. I also like the ribbed form of this piece. This type of shape is very hard to create- the ribs going vertically and horizontally require the skill of a master.
I think this is the first Guido Gambone piece I’ve seen in Australia- I bought this in from Europe. You can feel the HAND-MADE quality of vintage Gambone and this is something you don’t come across much anymore. Gambone’s work has massive international collector’s appeal and I saw many pieces on the 1st Dibs website for $4000 and more. This piece bears the donkey mark with Italy. This is Gambone’s most recognizable mark.
The real beauty of owning vintage Italian pottery is knowing these hand-made pieces won’t be in vogue for a few years or even just one season before ending up in the bin- this piece has survived about 50 years already and is set to last another 50 or more. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and reduce your carbon footprint. (This listing is for the GREEN & WHITE PITCHER shown in the middle of the group photos only.)
This piece is in excellent condition considering the age and travels of the piece. The piece has been very carefully checked over. There are NO repairs, NO chips and NO damage at all. There is very minor crazing to be expected of a piece of this age and no signs of use that are noticeable. The piece is HAND-MADE and as such there may be inconsistencies that occurred during manufacture- these are not damage but part of the beauty of owning hand-made art. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
This is a good-sized piece and becomes the focus of a group collection (as shown in the photos). It has a height of about 21cm and measures about 15cm across at its widest at the handle. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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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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