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Carl Auböck Barware

Austrian, 1924-1993
Austrian, 1924-1993

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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Creator: Carl Auböck
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

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

Extra Large Carl Auböck 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 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

Big Auböck Bottle Opener 'Marked'
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Wien, AT
Big Auböck bottle opener ( marked ) Original condition.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

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

Auböck White Wine Bottle Holder, Midcentury, Brass and Leather, 1950s, Austria
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
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

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

Materials

Brass

Austrian Mid-Century Steel and Wicker Ice Cube Tongs Pincer by Carl Auböck
By Amboss Austria, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
This amazing Austrian mid-century serving tongs have been designed by Carl Auböck in the 1950s. It is made of Stainless Steel and features wicker handles. It is marked on the inside ...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Fish Mid-Century Leather Bottle Opener by Amboss, Austria, 1960s
By Amboss Austria, Carl Auböck
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 Pair of Bottle Openers in Leather and Steel, Austria, 1960s
By Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck set of two leather and steel bottle openers, Austria, 1960s.
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Steel

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

Carl Auböck #4220-1 Corkstopper Hand "Wrist", Austria, 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4220-1 corkstopper hand "Wrist", Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #7252-1 Fruit Sieve, Austria 2022
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #7252-1 Fruit Sieve, Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #3687 Corkscrew "Key", Austria, 2022
By Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #3687 corkscrew "Key", Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Steel, Brass

Carl Auböck #4280 Oval Cup, Austria, 2022
By Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4280 oval cup, Austria, 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #4675 Bottle Opener "Horseshoe", Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4675 Bottle Opener "Horseshoe", Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #4272-1 Corkstopper "Rooster", Austria, 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4272-1 corkstopper "Rooster", Austria, 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #4222 Corkscrew "Hand" with Sheath, Austria, 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4222 corkscrew "Hand" with Sheath, Austria, 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass, Steel

Carl Auböck #4568 Cork Screw "Horn", Austria, 2022
By Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4568 cork screw "Horn", Austria, 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass, Steel

Carl Auböck #7226-2 Fruit Sieve, Austria 2022
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #7226-2 Fruit Sieve in patinated brass, Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #5971-1 Corkstopper "Modern Key", Austria, 2022
By Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #5971-1 Corkstopper "Modern Key", Austria, 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #7252-3 Fruit Sieve in Patinated Brass, Austria 2022
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #7252-3 Fruit Sieve in patinated brass, Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Leather Wrapped Carl Auböck Fish Shaped Bottle Opener
By 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.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck #4224 Bottle Opener "Hand", Austria 2022
By Carl Auböck, 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.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #4275 Corkscrew "Foot" with Sheath, Austria 2022
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4275 Corkscrew "Foot" with Sheath, Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Steel, Brass

Carl Auböck #4682 Bottle Stopper "Face", Austria 2022
By Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4682 bottle stopper "Face", Austria 2022.
Category

2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #4666 Bottle Opener "Lock", Austria 2022
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4666 bottle opener "Lock", Austria 2022.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

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

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck #4279 Round Cup, Austria 2022
By Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4279 round cup, Austria 2022.
Category

2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Key Cork Screw, Brass, Carl Auböck Vienna, Austria
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A cork screw in shape of a key by Carl Auböck.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Signed Serving or Ice Tongs Austria
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Aubock serving tongs, marked on the inside (Auböck MADE IN AUSTRIA). Made of stainless steel, attached to a wooden Handle, leather wrapp Excellent condition, most probably executed...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Corkscrew #5970-1 "Modern Key", Austria 2022
By Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck Corkscrew #5970-1 "Modern Key", Austria 2022.
Category

2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass, Steel

Carl Auböck #4230 Cork Screw "Skull", Austria 2022
By Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Carl Auböck #4230 cork Screw in brass, Austria.
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2010s Austrian Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass, 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

Materials

Steel

Ice Bucket Design by Werkstätte Carl Auböck Metal Vienna, Austria, 1980s
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Ice bucket with accessories design by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Vienna, Austria, 1980s. A quite rare collectible manufactured most probably in the early 1980s. It shows the typical att...
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1980s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

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Metal

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

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Midcentury Brass Nut Cracker, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte 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

Materials

Brass

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

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Fish Mid-Century Bottle Opener in Leather by Amboss Austria, 1960s
By Amboss Austria, Carl Auböck
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

Materials

Stainless Steel

Austrian Midcentury Stainless Steel Cutlery No 2060 by Carl Auböck for Amboss
By Amboss Austria, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
This Set of Austrian flatware from the 1950s, was designed by Carl Auboeck 1955 and executed by Amboss Neuzeug Austria. This is the famous flatware set model no. 2060, a mid century ...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Aubock Brass Key Bottle Opener Corkscrew
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, 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

Materials

Brass

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

Materials

Brass

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

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Brass

Austrian Midcentury Steel and Leather Fish Bottle Opener by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck, Bestecke Solingen
Located in Vienna, AT
This charming fish shaped stainless steel and cognac brown leather bottle opener has been designed by Carl Auböck, Modell Nr. 4687. Produved by Solingen Germany 1960s.  
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck Rosewood Fish Bottle Opener
By Carl Auböck
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Carl Auböck steel and rosewood large scale fish bottle opener circa late 1950's.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Steel

Auböck Big Brass Key Paperweight & Corkscrew, Midcentury, 1950s, Austria
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Beautiful Carl Auböck "Big Key" bottle opener, corkscrew & paperweight in solid brass, made by Werkstätten Carl Auböck in 1950s. The key is in a very good condition.  
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

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

Materials

Copper

Carl Auböck II Leather Jug and 6 Hand Blown Glasses Pitcher Set, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, 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

Materials

Leather, Blown Glass

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

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Bottle Opener Hand Brass Mid-Century Austria Design, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, 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....
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Bottle Opener in Key Design by Auböck
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte 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

Materials

Metal, Brass

1950s Modernist Carl Aubock FISH Bottle Opener AS Solingen Germany Neptune 800
By 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 ...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck 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...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Brass Key Corkscrew by Carl Auböck Austria circa 1950
By Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage brass corkscrew, which was brass designed and executed by Carl Auböck, circa 1950. the collector piece is marked. Very good original condition with nice...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Metal, Brass

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

Materials

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

Materials

Brass

Silver Plated Brass Coin Bottle Opener by Carl Aubock, circa 1950
By 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...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Fish Shaped Bottle Opener, Vienna, 1950s
By Carl Auböck, 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.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Auböck Barware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Carl Auböck barware for sale on 1stDibs

Carl Auböck barware is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Carl Auböck barware, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 77 vintage editions of these items, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original Carl Auböck barware were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider barware by Werkstätte Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse and Carl Auböck. The prices for Carl Auböck barware can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $219 and tops out at $3,469, while pieces like these can sell for $684 on average..

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