Posted 3 years ago
This was the real score of the day, an original Soleri bronze windbell from the Arcosanti foundry right down the street in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its a double-bell actually, with a baby bell in place of a windcatcher.
Paolo Soleri was a neat guy, he had all these wacky theories on ecology and architecture, and he built a huge prototypical community out in the desert with the proceeds from selling these windbells for 40-50 years. They have become a symbol of my home state of Arizona, so I really, really love finding them. You see them in these old Arizona homes, so I always check the back patios at estate sales looking for them.
Even though its worth about 250-300, I can't bear to sell it... I just love anything Arizona since its my home state. My mother collects them as well, I might post some of her collection. They are really a CLASSIC symbol of Arizona.