Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

Carl Aubock Brass Coin Bottle Stopper, Austria, 1950s

US$333.13

About

Carl Aubock brass coin bottle stopper, Austria, 1950s Original condition.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    US$47.59 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 2-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Wien, Austria
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Carl Auböck

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
4.9 / 5
Located in Wien, Austria
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 1990
1stDibs seller since 2014
1,013 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Bar Set Carl Aubock Brass Coin Bottle Opener and Bottle Stopper, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, 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.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

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...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Bottle Stopper, Walnut, Brass, Leather, Cork, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, 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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Cork Bottle Stopper, Horn, Leather, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, 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.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

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.
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Big Carl Aubock Brass Coin Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, 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

Auböck Brass Coin Bottle Opener, Midcentury, 1950s, Austria
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte 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 ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery