To the serious collector of Italian pottery, one of the most coveted names is that of Guido Gambone. Prior to starting his own studio, Maestro Gambone worked for a factory called C.A.S. (Ceramica Artistica Solimene). This signed piece, circa 1950, features his signature crazed crystalline glass glaze over stoneware pottery. His shapes and motifs are often playful, if not animated in their design.