For your consideration, a masterfully designed and crafted two-piece Australian Eucalyptus Burl Bloodwood lidded urn by the noted cult architect and designer Charles Bello. The vase is in excellent vintage condition and measures 19cm tall, 10cm in diameter, and is signed “Charles Bello” “Fort Bragg Calif. 95437”. The work displays elegant line and form; particularly noteworthy is the interior form of the vessels lid which features a protruding conical center in a futurist aesthetic. An intern for Richard Neutra in the 1950s, Bello also worked for the architect Henry Hill and the landscape architect Robert Royston. Bello is noted for his idiosyncratic architecture and wood sculpting; his parabolic glass and wood house in Mendocino California is a noteworthy example of 20th century American design. There is presently a resurgence of interest in the life and work of this uniquely American designer, including an exhibit of his sculpture and other design objects at the Kansas State University Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.
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