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Carl Auböck Barware

Carl Auböck (Austria, 1900–57)
Carl Auböck (Austria, 1900–57)

The Viennese artist and designer Carl Auböck is 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 accessory furnishings and tabletop pieces such as corkscrews, paperweights, letter openers, book ends 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 surreal, 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, a popular maker of traditional bronze figurines and collectibles. In 1919, he went to Germany to study at the Bauhaus, where he was a pupil of the progressive artist and theorist Johannes Ittens. 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 Auböck’s work from the time he left in 1921 to return to work with his father in Vienna, and that was passed on to his descendants, who run the atelier that is still in operation today.

Vintage Auböck designs have a special character, a patina that only emphasizes how much the pieces have been loved and used. His 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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Bottle Holder by Auböck Around 1950s
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, AT
Bottle holder by Auböck around 1950s Original condition The wine bottle is not included, it is only for the photo shooting.  
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck Model #4363 Walnut Board
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck model #4363 walnut board. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural serving or cutting board is executed in beautifully grained walnut and leather. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Cane, Leather, Walnut

Carl Auböck Model #4224 'Hand' Brass Bottle Opener
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #4224 'Hand' brass bottle opener. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural bottle opener is executed in polished brass. Price is per item. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Bottle Opener Neptune by Carl Auböck, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, 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...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Midcentury Black Leather Glass Pitcher, Excellent "As New" Condition
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
An elegant martini glass pitcher with black leather handle in excellent condition. We think, it is unused.      
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Leather, Glass

Carl Auböck Neptune Bottle Opener, circa 1960
By Carl Auböck
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Carl Auböck "Neptune" bottle opener, circa 1960. Fish shaped stainless steel and leather.
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Walnut Board and Cheese Knife
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck walnut board and cheese knife. Designed in the 1950s, this incredibly refined and sculptural set includes one model #4363 serving or cutting board executed in beautifully...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Steel

Carl Auböck II Leather Jug and 6 Hand Blown Glasses Pitcher Set, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II leather jug and 6 hand blown glasses pitcher set, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Leather, Blown Glass

Carl Aubock Brass Key Bottle Opener Corkscrew
By Carl Auböck, 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...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Auböck White Wine Bottle Holder, Midcentury, Brass and Leather, 1950s, Austria
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Minimalistic Auböck white or rosé wine bottle holder in solid brass with leather handle, made by Werkstätten Carl Auböck in 1950s. This pourer was designed to hold the bottle of wine...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Auböck Red Wine Bottle Holder, Midcentury, Brass and Rattan, 1950s, Austria
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Minimalistic Auböck red wine bottle holder in solid brass with rattan handle, made by Werkstätten Carl Auböck in 1950s. This pourer was designed to hold the bottle of wine in a way t...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Pair of Auböck Brass Coin Bottle Stopper, Midcentury, 1950s, Austria
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair of beautiful large Auböck coin bottle stoppers in solid brass, made by Werkstätten Carl Auböck in 1950s. The casting is very fine because these are the earlier stoppers. The sto...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Auböck Brass Coin Bottle Opener, Midcentury, 1950s, Austria
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful Auböck coin bottle opener in solid brass, made by Werkstätten Carl Auböck in 1950s. The casting is very fine because this is an earlier opener. The opener is a copy of the ...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Signed Carl Auböck Brass and Leather Nutcracker, Austria 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in New York, NY
Another beautiful utilitarian object designed by architect and designer Carl Auböck.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck Fish Shaped Bottle Opener, Vienna, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, AT
Carl Auböck fish shaped bottle opener, Vienna, 1950s Wood handle Bottle opener model no. 4687 Carl Auböck II.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Austrian Modernist Fish shaped Cork Screw by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Stainless steel and black leather fish shaped cork screw and bottle opener by Carl Auböck, signed.
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck II Vintage Bottle Opener Model '4687' Chrome & Cane, Austria 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful fish-shaped modernist bottle opener from the 1950s 'Model No. 4687' made of stainless steel, covered with wrapped cane. Designed by Carl Auböck. Executed by Amboss Austri...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck II, Vintage Bottle Opener Neptune #2, Cognac Leather, Austria, 1950s
By 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. ...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck II Vintage Bottle Opener Model '4687' Black Leather Austria 1950s
By Carl Auböck, Amboss Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful fish-shaped modernist bottle opener from the 1950s 'Model No. 4687' made of stainless steel, covered with black leather. Designed by Carl Auböck. Executed by Amboss Austr...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck II Ice Cube Tongs Pincer, 1950s Austria.
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II leather wrapped Ice Cube Tongs Pincer, Austria 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck II Vintage Sculptural Wine Pourer Bottle Holder, Austria 1950s
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II sculptural wine pourer or bottle holder, vintage 1950s Austria. A very rare piece, so far never published, probably a prototype. Signed 'Auböck'.  
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Austrian Midcentury Brass Fish Cork Screw and Bottle Opener by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Iconic fish shaped corc screw designed by Carl Auböck Vienna. This one is a extremely Rare version in brass and leather. Signed Auböck.
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass, Steel

Carl Auböck II Vintage Wine Caddy, Model '5018', Austria 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II Vintage Wine Caddy, Model '5018', Austria 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck Carved Walnut Fruit Bowl and Knife Set Model '4640', Austria, 1950
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck Carved Walnut Fruit Bowl and Knife Set Model '4640', Austria, 1950.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck II Collection of Five Bottle Openers Model '4687', Austria 1950s
By 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...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel, Brass

Carl Auböck II Sculptural Vintage Flask Collection Group of Five, Austria 1950s.
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II Sculptural Vintage Flask Collection Group of Five, Austria 1950s. All sizes from S all the way to XL.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Model No. 5920 Key Corkscrew by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Carl Auböck designed key shaped bottle opener and corkscrew. Model No. 5920. This example in rare and chic nickel over brass finish.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Metal

Austrian Midcentury Horn Fish Bottle Opener by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck, Amboss Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Fish shaped stainless steel and horn bottle opener, signed "AUBÖCK" and marked "STAINLESS AUSTRIA".
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Midcentury Glass Bottle Carafe by Ostovics Culinar, Austria, 1970s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful glass bottle, designed by Carl Auböck, executed by Ostovics Culinar in Austria in the 1970s. A beautiful, unusual and rare piece in excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Glass

Rare Carl Auböck Martini Newspaper Glass Pitcher, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful glass pitcher from the 1950s, designed and executed by Carl Auböck, Austria. Usually these pitchers have a leather belt, but this one has a lovely newspaper decor on its ...
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck Bottle Stopper, Walnut, Brass, Leather, Cork, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful Austrian modernist bottle stopper, made of walnut and brass and the original leather string, designed and executed in the 1950s by Carl Auböck, Vienna. In very good condi...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Fish Bottle Opener by Carl Auböck, Stainless Steel and Cane
By Carl Auböck
Located in Kansas City, MO
Bottle opener by Carl Auböck. Stainless steel with rare cane cover detail. Hardly used.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Austrian Midcentury Stainless Steel and Horn Fish Cork Screw by Carl Aubock
By Carl Auböck, Amboss Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Amazing Stainless steel fish shaped cork screw and bottle opener designed and manufactured by Carl Auböck Vienna, rare version with horn signed Auböck
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Cork Bottle Stopper, Horn, Leather, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful Austrian modernist bottle stopper, made of cow horn, brass and original leather, string designed and executed in the 1950s by Carl Auböck, Vienna. In very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck Large Brass Key Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, Rare Model, Austria
By Carl Auböck, 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...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Brass Bottle Opener by Carl Auböck
By 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.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck bottle opener in brass by Illums Bolighus in Denmark
By Carl Auböck
Located in Malmo, SE
Bottle opener attributed to Carl Auböck. Produced by Illum Bolighus in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck Bottle Stopper, Horn, Leather, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, AT
Carl Auböck bottle stopper, Horn, Leather, Austria, 1950s Original condition Price is for both together.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Horn, Leather

Auböck Rooster Bottle Stopper, circa 1950s
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, AT
Auböck rooster bottle stopper, circa 1950s This beautiful bottle stopper is in excellent original condition Marked on the bottom.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Bar Set Carl Aubock Brass Coin Bottle Opener and Bottle Stopper, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful "Emperor Carl VI" coin bottle opener and bottle stopper, designed and executed by Carl Aubock in the 1950s. In very condition with marginal patina.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

Wood Nutcracker Designed by Carl Auböck III
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Chicago, IL
This nutcracker by Carl Auböck III by is a simply elegant design. The wooden sides feel very nice in hand, and the ebony and maple contrast and complement each other. The springy hin...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Ebony, Maple

Carl Auböck Midcentury Brass Nut Cracker, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful modernist nut cracker, made of brass, designed and executed by Carl Auböck in the 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Bottle Opener in Key Design by Auböck
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, AT
Bottle opener in key design by Auböck Original condition.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Metal, Brass

Brass and Wicker Wine Server, Carl Auböck, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Stamford, CT
Smart and venerable, the unmistakable styling of Carl Auböck, a brass wine server with a woven wicker handle.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck Walnut and Brass Bottle Stopper, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful bottle stopper, made of walnut and brass, designed and executed by Carl Auböck in the 1950s. In very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck Ice Bowl and Pincer by Carl Auböck Workshop in Austria
By Carl Auböck
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare ice bowl and pincer designed by Carl Auböck. Produced by Carl Auböck workshop in Austria.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Copper

Extra Large Carl Auböck Brass Key Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful Mid-Century cork screw or bottle opener in the shape of a big key, this is the biggest model available, which is 6" long. Designed and manufactured in the 1950s by Carl A...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck Fish Shaped Bottle Opener #2
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
A fish shaped bottle opener designed by Carl Auböck II, Vienna, circa 1950. The stainless-steel core of the opener runs the full length of the body is sandwiched between two natura...
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1950s Danish Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Aubock Big Brass Key Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, 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...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck Fish Mid-Century Leather Bottle Opener by Amboss, Austria, 1960s
By Carl Auböck, Amboss Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful fish-shaped modernist bottle opener from the 1960s, made of stainless steel, covered with brown leather. Designed by Carl Auböck. Executed by Amboss Austria. In very good...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Nutcracker with Leather Handles, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, AT
Carl Auböck nutcracker with leather handles, 1950s. Original condition.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Auböck Fish Mid-Century Bottle Opener in Leather by Amboss Austria, 1960s
By Carl Auböck, Amboss Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful fish-shaped bottle opener, made of stainless steel, covered with dark-brown leather. Designed by Carl Auböck, Vienna. Executed in the 1960 by Amboss, Austria. In good con...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Coin Bottle Stopper
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Vintage coin bottle stopper made by the Auböck Werkstätte in the 1950s. In cast brass, it bears the Auböck stamp on the coin. In very good condition.
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1950s Austrian Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Big Carl Aubock Brass Coin Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, 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.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Aubock Brass Maria Theresia Coin Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, 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.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

Carl Aubock Brass Key Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, 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. Marked. A Carl Aubock classic in good condition with nice patina. We offer an ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Carl Aubock Big Brass Key Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, 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.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

Carl Auböck Brass Key Corkscrew with Elephant
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Key bottle opener and corkscrew in brass from the Viennese workshop. Classic piece.
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1950s Austrian Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

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