Two Rare Auboeck Brass Bottle Hurricane Lamp Holders For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 7 images

Two Rare Auboeck Brass Bottle Hurricane Lamp Holders

About

Brass wire frame with bast fibre.

Details

  • Date of manufacture
    Late 1950s
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 2.37 in. x W 4.34 in. x D 11.23 in.

    H 6 cm x W 11 cm x D 28.5 cm

  • Seller location
    Vienna, AT
  • Seller reference number
    XG2d
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number
    LU107983891562

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Carl Auböck (Designer)

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?

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2014
Located in Vienna, AT
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Rare Pre War Solid Brass Auböck Leaf Ashtray, V...
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck
Vintage 1930s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Brass
Carl Auböck Bottle Opener in Fish Shape
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck
Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Stainless Steel
Large Marked Mint Auböck Bottle Opener with Hi...
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck
Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Brass
Rare Auböck Leather Covered Bottler Opener
Carl Auböck, Amboss Austria
Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Stainless Steel
You May Also Like
Bar Set Carl Aubock Brass Coin Bottle Opener an...
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck
Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Carl Auböck Walnut and Brass Bottle Stopper, Au...
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Brass
Carl Aubock Brass Maria Theresia Coin Bottle Op...
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck
Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Carl Aubock Brass Key Cork Screw, Bottle Opener...
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck
Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Brass
Big Carl Aubock Brass Coin Cork Screw, Bottle O...
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck
Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Brass
Carl Aubock Big Brass Key Cork Screw, Bottle Op...
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck
Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Carl Aubock Big Brass Key Cork Screw, Bottle Op...
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck
Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Brass
Carl Auböck Bottle Holder, Model 3601
Carl Auböck
Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Brass

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries