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Carl Auböck #4233-2 Letter Opener
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4233-2 Letter Opener, Austria 2022.
Category

2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck #4233-2 Letter Opener
  • Carl Auböck #4233-2 Letter Opener
  • Carl Auböck #4233-2 Letter Opener
  • Carl Auböck #4233-2 Letter Opener
H 0.79 in. W 9.85 in. D 1.03 in.
Carl Auböck Letter Opener, Austria, 1960s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck letter opener in horn, Austria 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Horn

  • Carl Auböck Letter Opener, Austria, 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Letter Opener, Austria, 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Letter Opener, Austria, 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Letter Opener, Austria, 1960s
H 8.67 in. W 2.56 in. D 1.19 in.
Rare Vintage Hermes Letter Opener by Carl Auböck
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck designed and manufactured objects that were also sold at high-end retailers such as Hermes in Paris, France. This is one of two documented letter opener models that we kn...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #7127 Letter Opener "Flat", Austria, 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #7127 letter opener "Flat", Austria 2022.
Category

2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #7211 Letter Opener "Turned", Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #7211 letter opener "Turned", Austria 2022.
Category

2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

Carl Aubock, Letter Opener, Leather and Brass, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Stockholm, SE
Letter opener by Carl Auböck. Made in brass with leather handle, Austria, 1950s.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Nickel-Plated Brass Leather Letter Opener, Paper Knive, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful and solid nickel-plated brass letter opener or paper knife with black leather handle from the 1950s, designed an executed by Carl Auböck, Vienna / Austria. Marked item in...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Carl Auböck II Vintage Brass Leather Letter Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II vintage brass leather letter opener, Austria, 1950s.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Letter Opener Magnifying Glass Leather Cover, Mo. 4998, Austria 1959
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Vintage and original letter opener with built in magnifying glass and leather strap by Austrian designer Carl Auböck. It can also be used as a bookmark and will enhance any desk or s...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Leather, Glass, Horn

Carl Auböck II, Vintage Signed Brass Leather Letter Opener, Austria, 1930s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II. Vintage signed brass leather letter opener, Austria, 1930s.
Category

Vintage 1930s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

Exceptional, Elegant and Heavy Brass Letter Opener by Carl Auböck, Vienna, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Munich, DE
Unique Mid-Century Modern letter opener. Designed and manufactured by Carl Auböck in Vienna, Austria, 1950s. Executed in solid brass and leather. Measurements: L 8.07 in. x W 0.90...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

Scarce Folding Letter Opener by Carl Auböck in Brass and Horn Model 3962
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Framingham, MA
Excellent piece of handmade craftsmanship synonymous with Carl Auböck. Designed in 1943, this is the most desirable and rare model of his letter-openers. Made of brass and horn. Mino...
Category

Vintage 1940s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

Original Auböck Horn Letter Opener 1943
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful letter opener by Carl Auböck. Made out of beige horn. Published in the Auböck workshop catalogue.
Category

Vintage 1940s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Horn

  • Original Auböck Horn Letter Opener 1943
  • Original Auböck Horn Letter Opener 1943
  • Original Auböck Horn Letter Opener 1943
  • Original Auböck Horn Letter Opener 1943
H 7.09 in. W 2.56 in. D 0.2 in.
Carl Auböck Paperknife #4233
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Paperknife by Carl Auböck with glanced splint.
Category

2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck Paperknife #4233
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife #4233
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife #4233
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife #4233
H 0.79 in. W 9.85 in. D 1.03 in.
Carl Auböck Paperknife #7209
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Brass paperknife #7209 by Carl Auböck.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck Paperknife #7209
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife #7209
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife #7209
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife #7209
H 0.79 in. W 8.47 in. D 0.6 in.
Pair of Original Aubock Horn Letter Openers
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A set of two beautiful letter openers. Made of two different kinds of horn, black and beige. Published in the Auböck workshop catalogue. Not in present production. Original and v...
Category

Vintage 1940s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Horn

  • Pair of Original Aubock Horn Letter Openers
  • Pair of Original Aubock Horn Letter Openers
  • Pair of Original Aubock Horn Letter Openers
  • Pair of Original Aubock Horn Letter Openers
H 6.7 in. W 4.34 in. D 0.2 in.
Carl Auböck Paperknife with Bookmark #6086
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Brass paperknife with bookmark by Carl Auböck.   
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck Paperknife with Bookmark #6086
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife with Bookmark #6086
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife with Bookmark #6086
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife with Bookmark #6086
H 0.32 in. W 7.09 in. D 2.45 in.
Carl Auböck Paperknife with Leather Handle
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Paperknife with brown leather handle by Carl Auböck.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck Paperknife with Leather Handle
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife with Leather Handle
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife with Leather Handle
  • Carl Auböck Paperknife with Leather Handle
H 0.79 in. W 9.85 in. D 1.03 in.
Carl Auböck #6086-1 Paperweight or Paperknife, Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Brass paperknife by Carl Auböck.  
Category

2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck II Letter Opener Knife Cane Wrapped Model '4828', Austria 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II Letter Opener Knife Cane Wrapped Model '4828', Austria 1950s. Beautifully sculpted steel letter opener in the shape of a knife with fine rattan weaving with lovely p...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Stainless Steel

Modern Brass Letter Opener
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful modern brass letter opener, circa 20th century, Europe. Dimension: 9.94" long/wide.  White French vide-poche catch-all shown also available, search 1stDibs ref. #: LU131...
Category

20th Century European Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

  • Modern Brass Letter Opener
  • Modern Brass Letter Opener
  • Modern Brass Letter Opener
  • Modern Brass Letter Opener
H .25 in. W 9.94 in. D 1.13 in.
Carl Auböck Model #4233 Brass and Leather Paper Knife
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #4233 brass and leather paper knife. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural knife is executed in polished brass and handwoven brown leather....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Letter Openers

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria 1960s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck bottle opener, Austria 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria 1960s
H 3.15 in. W 1.58 in. D 0.12 in.
Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria 1960s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria 1960s
H 4.34 in. W 2.76 in. D 0.2 in.
Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria, 1960s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck bottle opener, Austria, 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria, 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria, 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria, 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Bottle Opener, Austria, 1960s
H 4.14 in. W 2.17 in. D 0.2 in.
Carl Auböck Rosewood Fish Bottle Opener
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Carl Auböck steel and rosewood large scale fish bottle opener circa late 1950's.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Steel

  • Carl Auböck Rosewood Fish Bottle Opener
  • Carl Auböck Rosewood Fish Bottle Opener
  • Carl Auböck Rosewood Fish Bottle Opener
  • Carl Auböck Rosewood Fish Bottle Opener
H 9.5 in. W 1.5 in. D .75 in.
Brass Bottle Opener by Carl Auböck
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A finely modeled and well-patinated Mid-Century Modern brass bottle opener having a flattened end enabling it to stand. Designed and manufactured by Carl Aubock in Austria, 1950s.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

  • Brass Bottle Opener by Carl Auböck
  • Brass Bottle Opener by Carl Auböck
  • Brass Bottle Opener by Carl Auböck
  • Brass Bottle Opener by Carl Auböck
H 2.75 in. W 1.75 in. D 0.75 in.
Carl Auböck Letter Opener, Austria 1960s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck Leather and Brass Letter Opener, Austria 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck Letter Opener, Austria 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Letter Opener, Austria 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Letter Opener, Austria 1960s
  • Carl Auböck Letter Opener, Austria 1960s
H 8.86 in. W 0.79 in. D 0.2 in.
Carl Auböck Bottle Opener "Shoe", Austria, 1960s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck Shoe shaped bottle opener, Austria, 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck 'Carolus VI' Brass Bottle Opener
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Cast brass bottle opener by the Auböck Werkstätte, Vienna, circa 1960. The piece is shaped as a coin to which the actual bottle opener is attached; on one side of the coin stands ou...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass

  • Carl Auböck 'Carolus VI' Brass Bottle Opener
  • Carl Auböck 'Carolus VI' Brass Bottle Opener
  • Carl Auböck 'Carolus VI' Brass Bottle Opener
  • Carl Auböck 'Carolus VI' Brass Bottle Opener
H 0.12 in. W 2.37 in. D 3.78 in.
Bottle Opener Neptune by Carl Auböck, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Den Haag, NL
Fun and functional fish-shaped bottle opener 'Neptune' from the Viennese Werkstätte Auböck. Stainless steel wrapped in bridle leather. Measure: Note that at 24cm/9.5 inches long this...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Bottle Opener Neptune by Carl Auböck, 1950s
  • Bottle Opener Neptune by Carl Auböck, 1950s
  • Bottle Opener Neptune by Carl Auböck, 1950s
  • Bottle Opener Neptune by Carl Auböck, 1950s
H 1.58 in. W 9.45 in. D 0.4 in.
Carl Auböck Neptune Bottle Opener, circa 1960
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Carl Auböck "Neptune" bottle opener, circa 1960. Fish shaped stainless steel and leather.
Category

20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Aubock Brass Key Bottle Opener Corkscrew
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Garnerville, NY
Carl Aubock solid brass key bottle opener and cork screw. Signed Aubock, Made in Austria. Circa 1950. Aubock designs are always a sign of quality, beauty and functional art. Very goo...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #4666 Bottle Opener "Lock", Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4666 bottle opener "Lock", Austria 2022.
Category

2010s Austrian Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Aubock Polished Brass Hand Bottle Opener #4224
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Chalk Hill, PA
Carl Aubock polished brass hand bottle opener #4224. This whimsical 1950's hand bottle opener by Carl Aubock is a wonderful example of the marriage of form and functionality that has...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Fish Bottle Opener, Metal, Carl Auböck Vienna, Austria
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A bottle opener by Carl Auböck in shape of a fish.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Barware

Materials

Metal

Carl Auböck #4224 Bottle Opener "Hand", Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4224 Bottle Opener "Hand", Austria 2022. Please get in touch with us regarding the exact measurements of the item.
Category

2010s Austrian Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #4675 Bottle Opener "Horseshoe", Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4675 Bottle Opener "Horseshoe", Austria 2022.
Category

2010s Austrian Barware

Materials

Brass

Leather Wrapped Carl Auböck Fish Shaped Bottle Opener
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in San Diego, CA
Carl Auböck Neptune stainless steel fish bottle opener in brown leather. Designed in 1955 and hand-crafted in Austria.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Fish Shaped Bottle Opener, Vienna, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, AT
Carl Auböck fish shaped bottle opener, Vienna, 1950s Wood handle Bottle opener model no. 4687 Carl Auböck II.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Fish Shaped Bottle Opener, Vienna, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, AT
Carl Auböck fish shaped bottle opener, Vienna, 1950s Bottle opener model no. 4687 Carl Auböck II.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Aubock Big Brass Key Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful Mid-Century cork screw or bottle opener in the shape of a key, designed and executed by Carl Aubock, Austria, 1950s. We offer also the extra large model in our other list...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Sculptural Horn Letter Opener with Leather Strap
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
A vintage horn letter opener, model #4727, designed and made by Carl Auböck II, Vienna, in the 1950s. The biomorphic shape of the horn reveals the piece as Modernist design of the mi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Horn, Leather

Carl Auböck Letter Opener in Leather and Brass, Austria 1960s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck leather and brass letter opener, Austria 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Fish Bottle Opener, Metal and Leather, Carl Auböck Vienna, Austria
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A bottle opener in shape of a fish by Carl Auböck with leather handle.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Barware

Materials

Metal

Fish Bottle Opener by Carl Auböck, Stainless Steel and Cane
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Kansas City, MO
Bottle opener by Carl Auböck. Stainless steel with rare cane cover detail. Hardly used.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Aubock Brass Maria Theresia Coin Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful brass coin bottle opener, designed and executed by Carl Aubock in the 1950s. In good condition with nice patina.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Carl Auböck Bottle Opener Hand Brass Mid-Century Austria Design, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Basel, BS
Hand bottle opener No. 4224 designed by Carl Auböck in 1949, hand-crafted by the Auböck workshop in Vienna. Made of solid brass with a strong patina, can be polished upon request....
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck II, Vintage Bottle Opener Neptune #2, Cognac Leather, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful fish-shaped modernist bottle opener from the 1950s Neptune #1, made of stainless steel, covered with cognac leather. Designed by Carl Auböck. Executed by Amboss Austria. ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Silver Plated Brass Coin Bottle Opener by Carl Aubock, circa 1950
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Silver plated brass coin bottle opener, incorporating a 2 florin coin, by Carl Auböck, circa 1950. The front shows a Facsimile coin, dated 1881, with a portrait of Franz Joseph I fa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Aubock Brass Maria Theresia Thaler Coin Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Carl Auböck (also Auboeck) is the name of members of the Auböck family, who owned and managed the Vienna-based Werkstätte Carl Auböck. The workshop, which was part of the Austrian ar...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Big Carl Aubock Brass Coin Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful "Prince Albert" coin cork screw, designed and executed by Carl Aubock, Austria, 1950s. In very good condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Big Auböck Bottle Opener 'Marked'
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, AT
Big Auböck bottle opener ( marked ) Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

  • Big Auböck Bottle Opener 'Marked'
  • Big Auböck Bottle Opener 'Marked'
  • Big Auböck Bottle Opener 'Marked'
  • Big Auböck Bottle Opener 'Marked'
H 4.34 in. W 2.76 in. D 0.4 in.
Carl Auböck Large Brass Key Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, Rare Model, Austria
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful Mid-Century cork screw and bottle opener in the shape of a key. A rare and large model, made of solid brass. Designed an executed by Carl Auböck in the 1950s. In good con...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Stainless Steel & Leather Bottle Opener "Neptune" by Carl Auböck, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Barcelona, ES
Bottle opener made out of leather wrapped stainless steel. Designed by Carl Auböck for the Viennese Werkstätte Auböck in the 1950s. Promotional/gift product for Kelly Däck, once ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Stainless Steel

1950s Modernist Carl Aubock FISH Bottle Opener AS Solingen Germany Neptune 800
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in National City, CA
Carl Aubock Neptune Bottle Opener Austria 1950s Modernist Carl Aubock Fish Bottle Opener AS Solingen Germany Neptune Model 800 Maker stamp and retains its original box. Fuchs Salm ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Fish Mid-Century Leather Bottle Opener by Amboss, Austria, 1960s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful fish-shaped modernist bottle opener from the 1960s, made of stainless steel, covered with brown tan leather. Designed by Carl Auböck. In very good condition with nice pat...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Pair of Bottle Openers in Leather and Steel, Austria, 1960s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck set of two leather and steel bottle openers, Austria, 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Steel

Carl Aubock Big Brass Key Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful cork screw in the shape of a key, designed and executed by Carl Aubock, Austria, 1950s. The big model. A Carl Aubock classic in good condition with nice patina.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Carl Auböck II Collection of Five Bottle Openers Model '4687', Austria 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II Collection of Five Bottle Openers Model '4687', Austria 1950s. Fantastic collection of five sculpted bottle openers fish shaped, also known as 'Neptune' in the archive...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel, Brass

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Carl Aubock Opener For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal carl aubock opener for your home. Each carl aubock opener for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and animal skin. There are 114 variations of the antique or vintage carl aubock opener you’re looking for, while we also have 3 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer carl aubock opener, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A carl aubock opener made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck and Amboss Austria each produced at least one beautiful carl aubock opener that is worth considering.

How Much is a Carl Aubock Opener?

A carl aubock opener can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $680, while the lowest priced sells for $85 and the highest can go for as much as $3,316.

Werkstätte Carl Auböck Biography and Important Works

In Vienna’s Neubau district, a beautiful Biedermeier townhouse has been home to the Werkstätte Carl Auböck for more than 100 years. Inside the workshop, where production continues to this day, countless objects line the shelves, walls, tabletops and desktops.

The Viennese artist and designer Carl Auböck II was one of the quirkiest and most delightful and collectible of modern designers. A rather odd duck in the world of decorative arts, he was a peculiar talent whose specialties included smaller desk accessories and tabletop pieces such as corkscrews, paperweights, letter openers, bookends and bottle stoppers. He rendered these pieces in a combination of metal — most often brass — and such elemental materials as leather, knobby wood and animal horn, creating forms that could be almost Surrealist, from hands and feet to keys, birds and amoebae.

As a boy, Auböck was precocious and artistic. He studied drawing and at the same time trained in the workshop of his father, Karl Heinrich Auböck, a popular maker of traditional bronze figurines and collectibles. In 1919, Carl II went to Germany to study at the Bauhaus, where he was a pupil of the progressive artist and theorist Johannes Itten. While the Bauhaus is most associated with the rigidly ordered, functionalist architecture of its directors Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the school was in reality a liberal, spirited place — a crucible for imaginative, playful and avant-garde art and design. It was this spirit that imbued Carl II’s work from the time he left in 1921.

In 1922 or ’23, Carl Auböck II returned to Vienna to help care for his ailing father, and he took over the business. He created the Werkstätte Carl Auböck and a legacy that earned his objects cult status among collectors. The business was passed on to his descendants, who run the atelier that is still in operation today. Today, objects designed by Carl II make up 90 percent of Werkstätte Carl Auböck’s production, joined by the creations of architect and designer Carl IV, his grandson.

Vintage Auböck designs have a special character, a patina that only emphasizes how much the pieces have been loved and used. Carl Aubock II’s small furniture items — leather- or caned-sling magazine racks; free-edge wooden side tables with tubular bronze legs; wicker serving trolleys with turned beechwood wheels — are elegant and purposeful. His bijoux desktop objects, library tools, ashtrays and barware pieces evince a kind of mirthful practicality. They seem to ask: “If you need a corkscrew, or a paperweight, or a candlestick, why not make it fun as well as functional?” And indeed, why not?

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