Walter Bosse Master Collection
Vintage original masters by Walter Bosse and Herta Baller. Includes bronze sculptures and everyday objects used for casting which are about 20% larger than finished items cast from these masters. All have been sitting unused since the 1950s and came from the original collection of the Bosse/Baller company in Austria.
Walter Bosse Bronze
Vintage original Walter Bosse and Herta Baller bronze sculptures and everyday objects.
Walter Bosse Miniature Bronze
Vintage original Walter Bosse and Herta Baller bronze miniatures and keychains.
Walter Bosse Ceramic
Vintage original Walter Bosse pottery and ceramics by Karlsruhe Majolika, Metzler & Ortloff and Achatit.
Vintage original Hagenauer bronze, nickel and mahogany figurines, sculptures and objects.
Vintage original Carl Auböck bronze objects and printed wooden boxes.
Richard Rohac Bronze
Vintage original Richard Rohac bronze figurines.
Walter Bosse Markings
Authentic Walter Bosse items have a variety of markings and were quite often unmarked. Early markings include: “AUSTRIA”, “BOSSE AUSTRIA” and “BALLER AUSTRIA”. Later markings include: “MADE IN GERMANY” and “HANDMADE IN AUSTRIA” foil sticker. All authentic Bosse reproductions are stamped with “BOSSE AUSTRIA”.
Hagenauer and Austrian Brass Markings
Werkstätte Hagenauer marked items with circular “WHW” logo, “KARL”, “MADE IN AUSTRIA”, “Handmade” and “HAGENAUER WIEN”. Hagenauer’s circular logo was not designed until 1925 so pieces before then were often unmarked or marked with just the Austria stamp. Carl Auböck pieces are marked with a script “Auböck”, “MADE IN AUSTRIA” or were also often unmarked. Richard Rohac split off from Hagenauer and started his own business producing collectible figures in the 1950s. Early items were unmarked with most items stamped with a curved “MADE IN AUSTRIA” and backward facing “RR” in a square logo. The “RR” logo is often confused for denoting “Rena Rosenthal” which it does not. Below are examples of authentic markings.